Seven slashes the salaries of some of its biggest stars by a whopping 20 per cent

‘Everyone is doing what they can to get through this’: Channel Seven slashes the salaries of some of its biggest stars by a whopping 20 per cent amid the COVID-19 crisis

Channel Seven has slashed the salaries of some of its biggest stars by 20 per cent, it has been revealed.  

The network was forced to make the pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Seven News boss Craig McPherson told The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney on Saturday, that the talent took the cuts with ‘great grace and class’. 

‘Everyone is doing what they can to get through this’: Channel Seven has been forced to slash the salaries of some of its biggest stars by 20 per cent amid the COVID-19 crisis. Pictured Samantha Armytage and David Koch

The publication reports that Craig looks after Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage, 43, and David ‘Kochie’ Koch, 64, who reportedly earned $500,000 and $1,000,000 respectively last year. 

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Craig told the publication that ‘everyone is united and doing what they can to get through this.’

Without naming names, he said talent have all taken the news well. 

‘I spoke to all my presenters personally and everyone was very understanding of the situation and handled it with great grace and class,’ Craig said.   

They took it well: Seven News boss Craig McPherson told The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney on Saturday that the talent took the cuts with ‘great grace and class’

Last year meanwhile, Kochie was widely criticised on social media for claiming that any ordinary Australian can ‘save $10,000 in just 20 days’. He made the claim on Seven’s show, ‘How To Make $10k In 20 Days.’

One reason why viewers were so furious was because of his incredible salary.

It’s believed Kochie earns $1million per year to host Channel Seven’s breakfast show, Sunrise. He also doesn’t work Fridays. 

Backlash: Last year meanwhile, Kochie was widely criticised on social media for claiming that any ordinary Australian can ‘save $10,000 in just 20 days’. One reason why viewers were so furious was because of his incredible salary

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In March last year, Samantha hinted that she and David have similar pay packets, even though it’s widely known that they are paid vastly different sums.  

She told Kyle and Jackie O: ‘All I know is that everything is equal at Channel Seven.’

However, Samantha told The Daily Telegraph two years ago that she suspected David may be earning more money than her.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for further comment, in relation to this article.

Keeping mum: In March last year, Samantha hinted that she and David have similar pay packets, even though it’s widely known that they are paid vastly different sums

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