The former Question Time host said: "The licence fee is something that I absolutely believe in, I don't think you can have public service broadcasting without paying for it through the public purse in that way.
"But what I do think is the BBC should acknowledge that £159 paid by the poorest as well the richest is just unfair, it's inequitable," he told BBC Radio 4's World at One.
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