Four crew members who worked with Jimmy Savile on Top of the Pops were child abusers and plucked girls out of the audience to molest, it has been alleged.
Described as Savile’s ‘inner circle’, the men, including one cameraman, sexually abused young girls while they worked for the hit BBC show, it has been claimed.
It comes as BBC Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine has said he believes Savile will become known as ‘one of the most serious predatory paedophiles in criminal history.’
The allegations against them emerged after callers rang victims’ charity the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.
Jon Bird, acting operations manager, said ‘several’ calls related to members of the show’s ‘inner circle’. The show ran from 1964 to 2006.
He told The Sun: ‘One woman, who used to be a dancer, says there were at least three members of backstage staff at Top of the Pops who used to take young girls to parties, where horrific and inappropriate things took place.
Today, Savile’s long-time producer on children’s TV show Jim’ll Fix It said he was completely unaware of the presenter’s activities and said the star managed to ‘hoodwink’ him.
But Roger Ordish said he did know that Savile had a ‘predilection for younger females’.