BBC presenter allegations: Authorities disaster talks – UK Information

Additional talks are set to happen between the BBC and the federal government at present (Image: PA)

Final-ditch disaster talks have been held at present between the tradition secretary and the BBC over critical allegations in opposition to one in all its presenters.

MP Lucy Frazer has spoken with the BBC’s director basic Tim Davie at present after a presenter was accused of paying an adolescent £35,000 for sexually specific photographs.

In an announcement, the Division for Tradition, Media and Sport known as the allegations ‘deeply regarding’.

The MP for South East Cambridgeshire mentioned she has been assured by BBC director-general that the company is investigating the allegations ‘swiftly and sensitively’.

In a tweet after a cellphone name with BBC director-general Tim Davie on Sunday, Lucy Frazer mentioned: ‘I’ve spoken to BBC Director Basic Tim Davie concerning the deeply regarding allegations involving one in all its presenters.

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Rachel Reeves has known as for fast motion from the BBC over the claims (Image: PA)

‘He has assured me the BBC are investigating swiftly and sensitively.

‘Given the character of the allegations it can be crucial that the BBC is now given the house to conduct its investigation, set up the details and take acceptable motion. I might be saved upd

Earlier at present the BBC was urged to behave ‘very swiftly’ to take care of the claims.

Authorities minister Victoria Atkins described the claims reported by the Solar as ‘very, very critical’ as questions over the broadcaster’s dealing with of the state of affairs have been raised.

The newspaper mentioned the star paid the individual, mentioned to have been 17 when the funds started, £35,000 in change for the pictures.

FILE PHOTO: British Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport Lucy Frazer walks on Downing Street in London, Britain March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

The MP has spoken with the BBC Director Basic this afternoon(Image: REUTERS)

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Tim Davie has issued an announcement following the allegations (Image: PA)

Within the newest declare, the younger individual’s mom mentioned she noticed an image of the presenter on her youngster’s cellphone ‘sitting on a settee in his home in his underwear’.

The mom mentioned she was informed it was a ‘image from some type of video name’ and seemed like he was ‘preparing for my youngster to carry out for him’.

The household have been mentioned to have complained to the BBC on Might 19 however grew to become annoyed that the star remained on air.

He’s understood to not be due on air within the close to future.

Ms Atkins, the Monetary Secretary to the Treasury, informed Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: ‘These are very, very critical allegations and the BBC have mentioned they’ve processes in place.

Hate to disappoint the haters however it’s not me.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 8, 2023

‘However as public consideration and concern grows the BBC goes to should act very swiftly to take care of these allegations and to set out what they’re doing to analyze them.’

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves urged the broadcasters to ‘velocity up their processes’ in investigating such allegations.

The Labour MP informed the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg: ‘I do really feel that I typically come on this programme and we do begin with one other disaster on the BBC.

‘The BBC do want to hurry up their processes, it appears like these points have been raised in Might, we’re now in July and the presenter stayed on air.

Simply to say I’m very a lot trying ahead to internet hosting my radio present on Monday — whoever the “BBC Presenter” within the information is, I’ve the identical message for you as Rylan did earlier: it actually ain’t me.

— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 8, 2023

‘That’s not adequate so the BBC must get their home so as and provides better readability to what on earth has gone on on this case and what they’re attempting to do to place it proper.’

Former house secretary Priti Patel mentioned the BBC’s response has been ‘derisory’.

‘They have to present the sufferer and his household a full and clear investigation,’ she mentioned.

‘The BBC which is funded by licence price payers has grow to be a faceless and unaccountable organisation.’

Media lawyer Mark Stephens mentioned the BBC dealing with of the grievance had been a ‘shambles’, arguing it had ‘actually dropped the ball’.

‘And it does appear that they’ve additionally precipitated this to escalate, as a result of it was the frustration with the BBC not appearing that led to the household to go to the Solar newspaper,’ he informed Instances Radio.

‘And that I feel is reckless, due to course what has occurred is we’ve seen all this conjecture on social media.’

Quite a few BBC stars publicly mentioned they weren’t the presenter on the centre of the allegations, amid heavy hypothesis about their id on social media.

Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Hate to disappoint the haters nevertheless it’s not me.’

Rylan Clark wote: ‘Unsure why my identify’s floating about however re that story within the Solar – that ain’t me babe. I’m at present filming a present in Italy for the BBC, so take my identify out ya mouths.’

Jeremy Vine mentioned: ‘Simply to say I’m very a lot trying ahead to internet hosting my radio present on Monday – whoever the ‘BBC Presenter’ within the information is, I’ve the identical message for you as Rylan did earlier: it actually ain’t me.’

A Division of Tradition, Media and Sport spokeswoman mentioned forward of Tradition Secretary Lucy Frazer’s assembly with BBC director-general Tim Davie: ‘These allegations are deeply regarding.

‘As a public service broadcaster in receipt of public funding, senior officers have burdened to the BBC that the allegations have to be investigated urgently and sensitively, with the division saved knowledgeable.

‘The Tradition Secretary might be chatting with Tim Davie later at present.’

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