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Gary Lineker takes 25% BBC pay cut and agrees to tweet more carefully

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All corporation staff to be bound by strict new social media guidelines within weeks Gary Lineker has taken a 25% pay cut to remain as host of Match of the Day for the next five years, along with an agreement to be more careful in his use of Twitter to push political causes. Tim Davie, the new BBC director general, announced the deal at the launch of the corporation’s annual report, emphasising that all BBC staff would be bound by strict new social media guidelines within weeks.
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