The Insolvency Service has warned all former directors of the collapsed Kids Company charity that they could face disqualification.

Those facing bans from boardrooms are former chairman and creative director of the BBC Alan Yentob, founder Camila Batmanghelldjh, Rowan Atkinson’s ex-wife Sunetra Atkinson and former WH Smith boss Richard Handover. The public accounts committee branded the directors “negligent” for the way they let the charity run, with much of the £46 million of taxpayer’s money over 13 years being given to children, including those of staff, “willy-nilly”.

Following the 2015 collapse Yentob was forced to resign from his £330,000 BBC job after trying to intervene in the BBC’s news coverage of the shambles. Batmanghelldjh told the press “I’ll be back”.

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