The pair are mainstays of the station’s TV coverage with both set to work throughout the tournament across the BBC’s games.
In 2017, both appeared on the BBC’s list of its highest-paid stars as part of its annual report. It showed Inverdale, a presenter, earned between £200,000 and £250,000 – the same as Gabby Logan. That’s despite, in the same year, Inverdale being embroiled in a row about Kate Middleton.
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As the camera hovered over Kate during a Wales vs France clash, Inverdale told viewers at home: “I don’t know exactly how au fait with the rules Kate is, but I assume she must have been struggling a bit in the last 20 minutes.” However, the BBC later insisted Inverdale was talking more generally about the confusing last few minutes of the match, adding that he had said “and she wasn’t alone” after his initial comment.
“John was saying that many would have been bemused by the nature of the protracted end of the match,” a spokesperson said.
The salary of Davies, who represented Wales at both rugby union and rugby league, was also revealed. He was shown to be earning less than Inverdale in the £150,000 to £200,000 bracket.
Jonathan Agnew, the cricket commentator, Clare Balding and John McEnroe were also shown in the same bracket.
In the 2018 annual report, neither Inverdale or Davies appeared in the list.
The list that year showed Gary Lineker as the top earner in the £1,750,000 to £1,759,999 bracket.
The BBC top earners in 2018
Gary Lineker – £1,750,000-£1,759,999
Match of the Day, Sports Personality of the Year
Chris Evans – £1,660,000-£1,669,999
Radio 2 breakfast show. His drop this year is down to no longer presenting Top Gear.
Graham Norton – £600,000-£609,999
BBC Radio 2 Saturday show and BBC TV fee for a range of programmes
Steve Wright – £550,000-£559,999
Radio 2 afternoon show
Huw Edwards – £520,000-£529,999
BBC News and elections and news specials. The BBC has previously reported he’s taken a pay cut.