Huw Edwards has been named as the suspended BBC presenter at the centre of widely-publicised allegations.
The veteran broadcaster was named by his wife Vicky Flind, who released a statement on his behalf, in which she said that he has been ‘suffering from serious mental health issues’ and is now ‘receiving in-patient hospital care’.
The news was also announced live on BBC News at Six, with Edwards’ colleague Sophie Raworth informing viewers of the latest.
‘At Six, Huw Edwards is the presenter accused of paying a teenager for explicit photos,’ she said as the news programme began.
Raworth stated that Edwards had announced his resignation, but a few minutes later clarified that this wasn’t the case.
She said that questions were raised ‘about The Sun’s original story, which claimed the presenter had paid the young person more than £35,000 for photos’.
‘Tonight there are more allegations though of inappropriate behaviour by the presenter, this time towards BBC colleagues,’ she stated.
‘The corporation says it’s resuming its own investigation.’
Later on, Raworth clarified to her viewers: ‘I must just correct something as well, because this is all breaking in the last few minutes – he has not resigned, he has been named by his wife, he has not resigned.’
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