BBC backlash: Broadcaster warned as over-75s instructed to revolt against licence fee axe

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Mr Anderson hit out at the BBC’s decision to scrap free TV licences for over-75s. He has since advised any over-75s to campaign against it and lobby their MPs in order to debate it in Westminster. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Anderson said: “Contact the MPs that’s what they should be doing.

“They need to make those MPs earn our money.

“We have to try and affect change in the parliamentary process and that’s always the best way to do that.

“The best way to do that is for many of these over-75s to campaign and lobby their MPs, to write in, to email and contact any way you can.

“Put some pressure on us to actually earn our cash so we can go to Government and put pressure on Westminster.”

Mr Anderson has also insisted that TV presenters and radio stars such as Gary Lineker should be put on the living wage for a couple of weeks.

The former footballer and main presenter of the BBC’s Match of the Day is the highest-earning star with an unchanged salary of £1.75million at the BBC.

But he has since signed a new contract which will see his fee cut by 23 percent.

He said: “Stop paying stars like Gary Lineker £1.5million and radio presenters £2million.

“Put them on a living wage for a couple of weeks and see how they like it.

“It’s an absolute nonsense argument to say that they have to have £1.5million to present the football showdown because more people will watch it. It’s nonsense!

“People will watch Match of the Day to watch the football, not to hear a millionaire talk nonsense.

“This argument we have to pay these presenters obscene amounts of money is utterly ridiculous.

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“People will still watch it.”

Mr Anderson also revealed he will not be “paying another penny to the BBC” amid a debate on the TV licences.

He told Defund the BBC campaign: “I don’t know what they’re playing at because let me tell you, people are switching off in their droves. They’re ripping their TV licences up.

“I’ve cancelled mine. I won’t be paying another penny to the BBC.

“As far as I’m concerned, they can take a running jump.”

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