Excessive-profile British broadcaster Huw Edwards quits after nude image scandal

Broadcaster Huw Edwards has resigned from the BBC on “medical recommendation”, the company has confirmed.

The high-profile journalist – who fronted protection of main occasions, together with Queen Elizabeth II’s dying – has not appeared on air since final July after it was alleged that he’d paid a teenager for sexually specific photographs.

“Huw Edwards has at this time resigned and left the BBC,” the BBC stated in an announcement on Monday.

“After 40 years of service, Huw has defined that his determination was made on the idea of medical recommendation from his docs.

“The BBC has accepted his resignation which it believes will permit all events to maneuver ahead. We don’t consider it acceptable to remark additional.”

The scandal rocked the BBC final 12 months, as father-of-five Edwards was its highest-paid star, on a reported wage of round $842,000.

Hypothesis was rife however the id of the newsreader concerned remained unknown till Edwards’ spouse, Vicky Flind, launched an announcement on his behalf.

“Huw is affected by critical psychological well being points. As is nicely documented, he has been handled for extreme despair in recent times,” Flind stated.

“The occasions of the previous few days have drastically worsened issues, he has suffered one other critical episode and is now receiving inpatient hospital care the place he’ll keep for the foreseeable future.

“As soon as nicely sufficient to take action, he intends to answer the tales which were revealed.”

Ms Flind requested for privateness for each the couple’s household and “for everybody else caught up in these upsetting occasions”.

“I do know that Huw is deeply sorry that so many colleagues have been impacted by the latest media hypothesis. We hope this assertion will convey that to an finish.”

It was later reported that South Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police discovered no proof of legal conduct.

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