Huw Edwards named as BBC presenter accused of paying teen for explicit pictures

The Welsh news anchor was named in a statement released by his wife.

The BBC presenter who allegedly paid a teenager more than £35,000 for sexually explicit pictures has been named as Huw Edwards. He was named by his wife Vicky Flind in a statement issued on his behalf.

She said her husband was “suffering from serious mental health issues” and is now “receiving in-patient hospital care where he will stay for the foreseeable future” as she asked for privacy for her family.

At 6pm, the BBC said he had resigned but shortly afterwards clarified that he had not quit.

He has presented the flagship BBC News at Ten programme more than a dozen times since the claims were allegedly reported to the corporation on 19 May.

The scandal began after The Sun claimed a “household name” had been accused of giving a young person more than £35,000. Edwards allegedly first requested images in 2020 when the young person was 17.

The young person’s family approached The Sun after becoming frustrated that Edwards was still on air a month after they had complained.

WriterChris Saunders
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