As nearly 500 victims of abuse by disgraced BBC celebrity Sir Jimmy Savile have come forward a former BBC governor, Sir Roger Jones has told the Exposure Update documentary programme why he stopped appearances by Savile on the Children in Need TV charity appeal in 1999.

Jones, who was BBC governor from 1997 – 2003 claimed: “The body language of the staff when Jimmy Savile was mentioned was such that I could detect discomfort and I came to the view that they didn’t really want him involved, and I didn’t want him involved either”

Since the two Exposure programmes were aired the NSPCC has had a significant rise in calls on its helpline on aspects of sexual abuse. (0808 800 5000)

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