The former chubby Cub-Scout who famously once appeared on Jim’ll Fix-It eating his lunch whilst riding on a rollercoaster has today claimed that he was forced to take part in the stunt against his wishes by Jimmy Savile.
‘It was horrific’ he complained. ‘I never liked rollercoasters, or lunch, and I wasn’t even in the Cubs. He just turned up one day and forced me and half a dozen other boys to do it, just so he’d have something for his show that Saturday night. I felt dirty afterwards, although that was probably because I was covered in crumbs, orangeade and puke.’
Other participants have since made similar claims. A lady who, as a girl, pretended to drop a priceless antique on Antiques Roadshow protested ‘Antiques!? I was ten years old for Christ sake! I was interested in Nik Kershaw, not bloody antiques.’
A boy who once appeared playing the drums with Adam and the Ants also accused Savile of humiliating him. ‘I never wrote the letter he read out – he wrote it himself. I knew his name wasn’t Jim’ll. I wasn’t a complete moron!’