The Sun ‘has no plans to publish further allegations’ about Huw Edwards | British News

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: The logo on the front of the BBC Broadcasting House is seen through a television camera viewfinder on July 10, 2023 in London, England. Last week, the Sun newspaper published allegations that a BBC presenter paid tens of thousands of pounds to a teenager in exchange for explicit photos. The channel said a male presenter has been suspended pending an investigation. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The Sun says it is “now up to the BBC to do proper research” (Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The Sun newspaper has issued a statement after Huw Edwards was named – through testimony by his wife – as the BBC star at the center of an explicit photos scandal.

Vicky Flind said the BBC presenter was taken to hospital where he will remain “for the foreseeable future”.

The allegations against Mr Edwards – reported in the Sun newspaper – prompted a wave of BBC presenters to release statements confirming they were not involved in the scandal.

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A spokesman for The Sun said: “The allegations published by The Sun have always been very serious.” More serious allegations have been made in recent days.

“It is right that the BBC’s Corporate Investigations team continue to investigate these thoroughly and deal with them in the manner it deems appropriate.”

“The Sun will cooperate with the BBC’s internal investigation process.”

“We will provide the BBC team with a confidential and redacted dossier containing serious and wide-ranging allegations that we have received, including some from BBC staff.”

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Huw Edwards is currently being treated in hospital, his wife said in a statement tonight (Image: Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock)

“The Sun has no plans to publish any further allegations.

“We must also reiterate that at no point in our original story did The Sun make any allegations of crime and also made the decision not to name Mr Edwards or the young person implicated in the allegations.”

“Suggestions about possible crime were only made later by other media outlets, including the BBC.

“From the outset we have reported the story of two very concerned and frustrated parents who complained to the BBC about a presenter’s behavior and payments fueling a young person’s drug addiction.”

“We reported that the parents were already with the police and said they could not help.” The parents then made a complaint to the BBC, but this was not acted upon.

“Now it’s up to the BBC to conduct proper investigations.”

Former BBC editor Tim Luckhurst described Huw Edwards as “one of the nicest, most dependable and most inspiring colleagues I have ever had the privilege of working with”, but defended the Sun for its coverage of the story.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Luckhurst said he was “completely stunned by the news” and that it was “really disturbing”.

He claimed Mr Edwards had “done a lot for the BBC and broadcasting in this country” and that it was “really quite shocking” to find him in that position.

Presenter Dan Walker said it was “a terrible situation and will come as a huge shock to many”, while BBC Two’s John Simpson said he was “so sorry for everyone involved”.

Journalist Jon Sopel described the allegations against Mr Edwards as “a terrible and shocking episode”.

He tweeted, “There was no crime but maybe a complicated personal life.” Now that doesn’t feel very private.’

“I hope this gives food for thought.” They really have to. I wish @thehuwedwards all the best.’

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