Sir Paul McCartney has told The Independent that he always reckoned that the late Jimmy Savile was always “a little suspect” during the period that he and the rest of The Beatles knew him.

The two parties were friends in the 60's, with Savile apparently going on tour with the Fab Four during their early days as a successful band. However, whilst friends McCartney claimed they always had their suspicions about him, recalling one instance when he wouldn’t let him into his house for a night cap. "We dropped him off at his place outside his house and we said, 'Can we come in for a coffee', and he said, 'Oh no, not tonight lads,’” said the Liverpudlian. "When he'd gone we thought, 'Why doesn't he let us in? What is it?' because most people would have let us in that we gave a lift to. So we always thought there was something a little bit suspect” he added.

The Beatles star was quick to assure the interviewer that they of course didn’t go anywhere near underage girls, though he did say "We tried to make sure, we couldn't always be sure. But there was a definite no-no involved in underage kids.” Thankfully for the group they seemed to have enough legal attention to worry too much. "Hey listen, we didn't have to worry. There were plenty of over 16-year-olds” he quipped.