"The entire TV industry is based, squarely, on the shoulders of a very few talented people with special skills and with longevity. I say cutting their pay is a major mistake."
Graham Norton's production partner, Graham Stuart, is not in favour of the BBC's plan to cut star salaries.
"Licence-fee payers give us their money believing it will be spent on the BBC. To tell them that their money is being siphoned off would be tantamount to breaking a contract."
Sir Michael Lyons, the BBC Trust chairman, on Government plans to hand a chunk of the licence fee to ITV