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In transcripts of interviews, conducted by the Pollard review and released by the BBC, Jeremy Paxman tells the inquiry: "You are conducting this in such a ridiculous fashion."
He goes on to say it was "common gossip" that Jimmy Savile like young girls, adding: "But I had no evidence of it, and I never saw anything that made me take it more seriously than it being common gossip."
The BBC has released 19 witness statements taken from staff as part of the Pollard review - an inquiry into the decision to shelve a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile.
The BBC has published witness statements taken during the corporation's internal inquiry into the shelving of a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile.
Documents have been published by the BBC after an internal inquiry looked into why a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was shelved in 2011.
Acting BBC Director General Tim Davie has arrived at Broadcasting House ahead of the release of transcripts of the corporation's internal inquiry into its handling of the Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile, which was shelved in 2011 and the aftermath.
Former Newsnight editor Peter Rippon has been appointed to a new role at the BBC -overseeing the online BBC News archive.
Rippon was at the helm when Newsnight dropped an investigation into disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile. He 'stepped aside' in October last year.
The BBC reports the former editor will help to build a public record of the corporation's television and radio journalism over 80 years. He will take up the post - in London - from February 25.
- There are almost 3,000 pages of witness statements
- But the BBC is expected to redact over 90 pages
- The evidence includes a statement from Jeremy Paxman which was critical of senior staff
The BBC will make public today transcripts from the Pollard Report which looked at the way the corporation handled the shelving of a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile. Sections of the transcripts are expected to be censored.