Four of Jimmy Savile’s Top Of The Pops co-workers have today also been named as child abusers, The Sun newspaper reports!
The BBC TOTP employees, including a camera man, are alleged to be involved in the shocking and on-going claims that popular TV presenter, Savile, was abusing young girls and boys over a span of six decades whilst in the public spotlight.
According to the publication, The National Association for People Abused in Childhood has received over 2,000 calls offering information since details of Savile’s paedophilic behaviour emerged following a recent Channel 4 Exposure documentary looking into the Jim’ll Fix It star’s behaviour towards children.
Acting operations manager Jon Bird has said that witnesses have claimed Savile had an “inner-circle” of helpers, some of which who worked on Top of the Pops, the long-running BBC music chart show which helped launch Savile’s fame.
He said: “All the evidence we are hearing points that way.
“One woman, who used to be a dancer, says there were at least three members of backstage staff at Top of the Pops who used to take young girls to parties, where horrific and inappropriate things took place.
“We also heard an allegation about one of the cameramen.”
Bird went on to say that no famous names connected with the show were mentioned and none of the men concerned were presenters.
According to the acting operations manager, there has been 25 calls received by the charity that directly refer to Savile, with at least one relating to Leeds Royal Infirmary, the hospital where Savile worked as a volunteer porter.
Bird continued “There’s a doctor mentioned who was closely working with Savile. Both knew what each other was doing.”
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine branded Savile “one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history” yesterday.
Ex-Newsnight anchor Jeremy, 47, who now hosts a Radio 2 lunchtime show, commented “This is a complete and utter nightmare.
“The fact that a person was using his BBC prestige and maybe even BBC dressing rooms to attack young children I find completely disgusting as a father of two young daughters.
“I cannot believe it happened for such a sustained period — and on our doorstep.”
Meanwhile, The Sun reveals that Savile used a 1974 autobiography to highlight and expose his obsession with young girls.
In the book the presenter openly admitted to picking up a vulnerable teenager in his E-type Jaguar to save her from huge waves lashing the shore on Scarborough seafront, North Yorks, while her parents were just yards away.
In the book, Savile described the incident: “The inside of an E-type is not over capacious.” He then went on to describe the girl’s appearance saying:
“Such a start had to mean a good night. Reversing back to her folks’ car she downed the window, said she was going off with me and would be back later. ‘Right’, she instructed, ‘let’s go for a drive’.” Savile, who lived in Scarborough, then told how he drove home and put the girl in his Rolls-Royce after “a diabolical plan formed”.
He boasted: “The fall-back seats were a great success and, of course, seeing as I’d saved her from a watery grave she was duly appreciative.”
Savile also bragged about the private room he had at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, near Aylesbury, Bucks, where he is said to have sought victims, referring to “the temptation that puts you outside the law of society”.
BBC bosses have now included ITV’s explosive film revealing Savile’s abuse on their own iPlayer internet service, leaving BBC staff furious because the stations Newsnight show dropped an investigation into Savile previously.
A source said: “Brilliant. Now we’re sending viewers off to ITV to watch it instead.”