Bungle, star of eighties kids TV show ‘Rainbow’ is to take legal action against the BBC after a Newsnight report led to him being wrongly implicated in child abuse allegations.
The bear, who now dances on a hot plate for money in a Russian fruit market, confirmed he is also planning to sue ITV, after he appeared on a list of names taken from the internet which Phillip Schofield then handed to the Prime Minister.
He also suggested that he is looking to take action against Twitter, after his name was tweeted in relation to the scandal by over 10,000 users including Giles Coren, Sally Bercow and Rod, Jane & Freddy.
Speaking on the This Morning program, David Cameron was quick to warn over a ‘Trial by Twitter’, saying:
‘It’s very important that we let the police get on with their job of investigating these issues. These sorts of accusations are very unhelpful, and we need to make sure that this does not become a witch hunt against six foot tall, anthropomorphic bears.’
The claims emerged as the abuse scandal continues to escalate. Last Thursday it was confirmed that Gordon the Gopher had been given the keys to Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, while yesterday the Metropolitan Police arrested Ed the Duck over an incident backstage at a recording of ‘The Flumps’ in 1988.