Clare Balding could be in a position to sue the BBC for paying her £1.7 million less than Gary Lineker, it was suggested after the corporation revealed a significant gender pay gap for top presenters.

Partner Alex Bearman comments on pay discrepancy claims in The Times Brief.

Rash of claims over BBC stars’ gender pay gap predicted is available to read on The Times website.

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