BBC has recently released its list of highest paying presenters.

Gary Lineker, who earned £1.35 million for the BBC last year, is still the highest-paid broadcaster, but many other well-known names are missing from the broadcaster’s annual pay list due to an exodus of top talent.

Ken Bruce, who will no longer be included in the list the following year and has switched to commercial rival Greatest Hits Radio , received a wage rise from £370,000 to £395,000 for his work on Radio 2 and the Eurovision as well as a PopMaster special.

Who is Ken Bruce?

Ken was born on February 2, 1951.

His long-running weekday mid-morning show on BBC Radio 2 from 1986 to 1990, and then again from 1992 until 2023 is what had made him popular as a broadcaster.

On Friday, March 3, 2023, Ken hosted his last program for the BBC.

Besides radio, he is also a well known face on TV.

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One of his notable television appearances was on Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.

Ken has joined Greatest Hits Radio after he left Radio 2.

Before launching his new show, he addressed his followers and said: “What better way to celebrate my forty-five years in radio than with a new adventure and a brand-new show on Greatest Hits Radio.”

But Ken admitted in April 2023 that he was “struggling” with the transition to a new job.

Ken is married to his third wife, Kerith Coldham, who’s 12 years his junior.

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The pair tied the knot in 2000, and Ken calls her the third and the “final” wife.

He has four sons and two daughters – Verity, Murray, Campbell, Douglas, Charlie, and Kate.

His son, Murray, is autistic.

Ken was first married to Fiona Fraser from 1976-1988.

He then wed Anne Gilchrist in 1990.