Jimmy Savile - Jimmy Savile Was Banned From Children In Need For 'Suspicious Behaviour'

Whilst the disturbing revelations into Jimmy Savile’s life are still a relatively new phenomena for the majority of the population, a former BBC executive has admitted that the disgraced former star was in fact banned from recordings of Children in Need, owing to his suspicious behaviour.

Sir Roger Jones OBE, who served as chairman of Children in Need until 2002 has said of Savile recently, "He was a creepy sort of character - we didn't want him anywhere near the charity."

Sir Roger has also said that, despite his reservations about Savile, he did not have any sufficient evidence to report Savile to management at the Corporation for lewd behaviour or otherwise, although he was familiar with the rumours surrounding him. This is but one more revelation into the Savile sex abuse case that has been brought into the BBC’s role in the allegations and whether or not the Corporation concealed information about the former DJ and TV host.

Jones went on to explain that he was adamant not to let Savile take part in the proceedings, as he was determined to make it as safe as possible regardless of the rumours being unproved then. He said; "A charity like Children In Need knew the biggest thing to guard against was paedophiles. They were just like flies around the honey pot."

Today (29 Oct) marks the beginning of High Court Judge Dame Janet Smith’s internal BBC inquiry into the affair.


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