The BBC forks out an additional £8,000 a season on paying someone to carry football commentator Alan Green’s bags, it’s claimed.
Green, 65, has reportedly told Beeb bosses that he’s not physically fit enough to schlepp bags containing his broadcasting kit.
It’s led to them hiring an extra producer at £200 a time to carry the Radio 5 Live veteran’s microphone, headphones and mixing desk to matches across the country, reports The Sun .
Green is also said to have recently demanded a taxi home to Wilmslow, Cheshire, after he missed a train in London.
The BBC apparently paid £500 for Green’s cab while other members of staff had to use public transport.
An insider told the Sun producers were shocked by Green’s “diva demands”.
They said: “He is more than capable of carrying a couple of small bags containing his mic and recording devices to matches, but flat-out refuses.
“And he’s more than happy to demand cabs half way across the country. He really has no idea just how much he is costing the Beeb.”
A controversial figure, Green has had run-ins with football managers and colleagues over the years and is no stranger to landing himself in hot water over comments made on air.