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Paxman 'faces 20 per cent pay cut'

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Jeremy Paxman

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Jeremy Paxman's new deal with the BBC reportedly involves a 20 per cent pay cut.

The Newsnight and University Challenge presenter has signed a four-year £3.2 million deal, reports the Daily Mail. It is believed that Paxman was getting £1 million-a-year under his previous contract.

Speculation about Paxman departing the BBC had been rife, with many sources suggesting that he wanted a new challenge following 21 years on Newsnight.

He also recently caused controversy by describing the show's daily email service as "crap" and an "exercise in fatuousness".

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