Derek Chinnery
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BBC boss: 'I asked Savile about rumours'

One of Sir Jimmy Savile's former bosses at Radio 1 has said he questioned the DJ about rumours over his private life more than 20 years ago.

Derek Chinnery, Radio 1 controller from 1976-85, said he asked the entertainer about "these rumours we hear".

"And he said that's all nonsense," Mr Chinnery told BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House, adding "there was no reason to disbelieve" the late DJ.

Police believe Savile may have sexually abused 60 people dating back to 1959.

  • 14 Oct 2012
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