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BBC 'postpones' Sir Jimmy Savile Top Of The Pops re-runs

Rhian Jones
Top of the Pops

The BBC has scrapped scheduled screenings of old editions of Top Of The Pops hosted by Sir Jimmy Savile, following allegations of sex abuse by the star DJ.

A spokeswoman said plans to show vintage editions of the chart show over the next two Thursdays have been “postponed” while this was a “live issue”.

Archive shows have been screened on BBC4 each week for almost 18 months.

The move came as two more women went to the police yesterday to claim they were sexually abused by the host of Jim’ll Fix It while they were teenagers.  

The further allegations follow an ITV documentary on Wednesday (October 3) night which exposed systematic abuse of young girls by Savile, who died last year aged 84.

More than 10 women have now made public allegations of being victims of abuse by the TV presenter.

Source: Express

 

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