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Police: Channel 5 'made fully aware of potential risks'

Scotland Yard has warned Channel 5 over the risks of having a former Operation Yewtree police officer on Big Brother.

The Daily Star alleges the contestant is an ex-detective constable "who played a key role" on the Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry.

We are aware of reports concerning the proposed media appearance of a former detective constable.We have been in contact with Channel 5 and made them fully aware of potential risks and their responsibility to live investigations.

All officers joining the MPS and leaving the MPS are required to sign the Official Secrets Act.

– Metropolitan Police

Ex-Savile abuse inquiry officer 'going on Big Brother'

Police have warned Big Brother broadcaster Channel 5 over the risks of having a former police officer as a contestant.

Scotland Yard said it had contacted the television station after the Daily Star claimed a detective constable who it says "played a key role in Operation Yewtree" - the investigation into Jimmy Saville - will be appearing on the show.

Scotland Yard said it had made the broadcaster aware of "potential risks" to ongoing police investigations and reminded the company of its "responsibility".

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