Piers Morgan says BBC presenter claim is a ‘scandal that will rock Britain’

Piers Morgan said the BBC presenter claims “will rock Britain” after it was alleged a top star paid a teenager more than £35,000 in exchange for sexual images.

The mother of the teen “blames” the unnamed presenter for “destroying [her] child’s life”, as she claimed the money handed to the alleged recipient was used to fuel their crack cocaine addiction.

In response to the reports, TalkTV star Piers shared his thoughts tweeting: “This is a huge scoop and a massive scandal that will rock Britain.”

It comes as a string of BBC stars have vehemently denied that they are the presenter at the centre of the allegations.

Gary Lineker said: “Hate to disappoint the haters but it’s not me.”

Rylan Clark said: “Not sure why my name’s floating about but re that story in the Sun – that ain’t me babe. I’m currently filming a show in Italy for the BBC, so take my name out ya mouths.”

And Jeremy Vine tweeted: “Just to say I’m very much looking forward to hosting my radio show on Monday – whoever the ‘BBC Presenter’ in the news is, I have the same message for you as Rylan did earlier: it certainly ain’t me.”

BBC radio host Nicky Campbell appeared to suggest he had contacted police about being mentioned in connection with the story.

He tweeted a screenshot which featured the Metropolitan Police logo and the words: “Thank you for contacting the Metropolitan Police Service to report your crime.”

In his tweet, he wrote: “I think it’s important to take a stand. There’s just too many of these people on social media. Thanks for your support friends.”

In response to the claims, a BBC spokesperson said: “We treat any allegations very seriously and we have processes in place to proactively deal with them.

“As part of that, if we receive information that requires further investigation or examination we will take steps to do this. That includes actively attempting to speak to those who have contacted us in order to seek further detail and understanding of the situation.

“If we get no reply to our attempts or receive no further contact that can limit our ability to progress things but it does not mean our enquiries stop.

“If, at any point, new information comes to light or is provided – including via newspapers – this will be acted upon appropriately, in line with internal processes.”

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