Payments of up to £100,000 are being offered to council workers in a long-running equal pay row.
Gloria Hunniford believes it is right that gender pay disparities are investigated.
Carrie Gracie caused an enormous headache for the BBC as the most high-profile casualty of the controversy over equal pay.
The BBC has said it is determined to “lead the way” when it comes to equal pay, after staff gathered outside the corporation’s headquarters on International Women’s Day demanding action.
The BBC’s former China editor Carrie Gracie has told MPs of her “shock” at seeing the salaries of her peers after insisting on “equal pay”.
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported.