Several well-known figures have come forward publicly to deny any involvement in the allegations.
TV presenter Rylan Clark took to Twitter to address the matter, stating, “Not sure why my name is being mentioned, but regarding the story in the sun, that’s not me, babe. I’m currently filming a show in Italy for the BBC, so kindly refrain from associating my name with it.”
“New allegations were put to us on Thursday of a different nature, and in addition to our own enquiries, we have also been in touch with external authorities, in line with our protocols,” BBC said.
In an email to staff, BBC director general Tim Davie said such allegations were taken “incredibly seriously”.
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