A former BBC colleague of Jimmy Savile has claimed the predatory paedophile was a necrophiliac.
It is one of the most extraordinary allegations to have come out in the wake of the scandal.
The claim was made on Radio 5 Live today by Paul Gambaccini, who started working as a DJ on Radio 1 in 1973.
Mr Gambaccini, 63, said he was aware of the necrophilia claims in the eighties.
He questioned why newspapers had not acted when he said a reporter had boasted that his colleagues were aware of a story linking Savile to ‘necrophilia’.
His comments astounded presenter Nicky Campbell who tried to stop the conversation by warning the allegations were not in the public domain.
Campbell said: ‘That particularly lurid accusation that you have just brought to people’s attention is one that has not been in the public domain.’
Gambaccini agreed and asked ‘why not?’. And he asked: ‘Who vetted the knighthood? Coco the clown?
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