A well known BBC presenter, famed for his game shows in the 70s and 80s, is today fighting to save his career after allegedly engaging in normal sexual activity with consenting members of the opposite sex, all of whom had passed the legal age of consent.
Insiders claim the celebrity's activities were well known to staff at the BBC but that people were afraid to speak out. We were told by one retired member of the Corporation that the man, now in his 70s, would frequently take women out to dinner that he met on his shows. He would allegedly make promises of romantic walks and trips to the cinema in order to lure them back to his seven bedroom, two million pound mansion. It is there that the man is accused of engaging in completely normal sexual behaviour with totally willing partners.
The allegations come at a time when several BBC staff have been identified as belonging to a secretive ring of high profile individuals, who were all engaged in run of the mill, legal sexual activity. The BBC denies the allegations claiming these individuals are in a small minority, but has promised to investigate fully.
One victim, who knew the presenter at the time, claims she was frequently sent flowers, chocolates and other gifts by the celebrity and that she willingly participated with him in straightforward enjoyable sex, which she in no way regrets.
The BBC presenter, who is not involved in any charity work, or known by the royal family, is fighting to protect his anonymity. His wife of 35 years is said to be standing by him and has vowed to help him fight the allegations. It is believed he will lose his prime time slots on TV and radio should he not demonstrate his involvement in deviant, illegal or violent sexual practices, or prove that he likes children just a little too much.