SUSANNA Reid has been pressured to defend how a lot TV presenters earn throughout a heated Good Morning Britain debate.
The breakfast present host, 50, is believed to make greater than £1m a yr – with a reported web price of £7m, in accordance with CelebWorth.web.
Commenting on a declare that MPs needs to be paid extra, Susanna stated at the moment: “On the day Common Credit score is minimize for hundreds of individuals throughout the nation, Sir Peter Bottomley says MPs who’re paid £82,000 a yr needs to be the identical as GPs whose common wage is £100,700.”
Visitor and former Conservative MP Michael Portillo, 68, minimize in, saying: “Or TV presenters? What about that?
“What in the event that they have been paid the identical as TV presenters? Would that be one?”
Defending TV presenters’ notoriously excessive wages, Susanna argued: “Properly, the distinction is, after all, that TV presenters aren’t paid out of the general public purse on this channel.
“So, I am undecided the comparability applies.”
Michael requested: “However are you saying that as a result of folks work within the public sector there may be no market consideration?”
Showing to again down, Susanna stated: “I am not saying something…
“If Sir Peter Bottomley is struggling on £82,000 a yr then I feel he has the right proper to say that and specific that view.”
Michael replied: “Let me say what I feel is a reasonably severe level, which is that MPs get the identical sum of money no matter age they’re.
“So for those who went into the Home of Commons at 26 and £82,000 then you definately assume that is incredible since you have been stacking cabinets the week earlier than or no matter.
“However while you’re over 70 with all these years of seniority…”
“There’s not development,” agreed Susanna.
Michael continued: “However for those who have been within the non-public sector he’d have been making much more.”
In 2019, Susanna’s former co-host Piers Morgan tried to push her into admitting she’s a millionaire.
The 56-year-old – who has an estimated web price of £13million – promoted laborious work over “wealthy particular person envy” as he inspired her to have fun her wealth.
The talk was sparked when Piers revealed he loves spending Christmas Eve having a purchasing spree within the meals corridor of plush Knightsbridge division retailer Harrods.
Poking enjoyable at her co-host, Susanna stated: “You’ve got acquired the frequent contact, Piers. Do you go in to purchase your goose, or your partridge and the pear tree?”
“There is a factor about billionaire, or wealthy particular person envy.” stated Piers.
“I’ve achieved nicely for myself.
“I got here from , hardworking household the place each mother and father labored seven days every week in a rustic pub to present us a dwelling.
“They instilled in all of us a piece ethic. That is what life is basically about.
“Then for those who’re profitable then folks ought to get pleasure from and have fun that, not need to scratch your automotive with a coin, which is a really British factor to do.”
Susanna joked: “I have to cease doing that”, earlier than Piers added: “I discover the politics of envy about profitable folks actually annoying.
“You are a millionaire, however you hate to confess it. Should you die tomorrow of hunger out of your vegan food plan and we bought every thing you may have, you would be a millionaire.”