Freddie Starr stormed out of a Good Morning Britain interview after questions about his sex abuse claims ordeal.
Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after a second day of questioning by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives in the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.
Karen Ward, a woman that ITV News interviewed making allegations about Jimmy Savile, also made allegations about Freddie Starr. She said that he "groped her", that he had a case of "wandering hands," and that it was in Jimmy Savile's dressing room at the BBC.
Freddie Starr himself has strenuously denied this. Over the last few weeks he's given interviews denying this. This is what he had to say a few weeks ago:
Initially he denied he had ever met Karen Ward but then footage emerged of Freddie Starr on a show with Jimmy Savile with her in the background. But he has been quite vociferous in those denials that he has done anything wrong.
On Sunday, Gary Glitter was arrested. Starr is the second celebrity to be arrested, and we are expecting more. Police are saying this is part of what they are terming in the investigation, 'Savile and others'.
More arrests are expected to come, although not all of them will be household names.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police reads: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this evening, 1 November, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.
"The man, from Warwickshire, was arrested at approximately 17.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into police custody locally.
"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others'."
Met Police say this is the second arrest in Operation Yewtree, the investigation termed 'Savile and others'.
Gary Glitter, the first arrest, was held on Sunday.
Freddie Starr has been arrested, it has been confirmed.
Met Police said a man in his 60s from Warwickshire was arrested at approximately 17.45 on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody locally.
Mark Williams-Thomas, the man behind the ITV Exposure Jimmy Savile documentary, has tweeted that comedian Freddie Starr is under arrest.
Breaking : Freddie Star under arrest #jimmysavile
Freddie Starr told ITV1's This Morning that he has had heart palpitations due to stress caused by allegations that he assaulted a teenager. He added that he was going to hospital later today for a check-up.
The entertainer Freddie Starr has told ITV1's This Morning:
If I do have a heart attack and die, on my gravestone will be, 'I told you I was innocent'.
Asked whether he has ever abused underage girls, Mr Starr told ITV News yesterday: "Never. I never have done, I never would do. It's not my style. It's not in me to do that."
Asked whether he has ever abused underage girls, Freddie Starr told ITV News:
"Never. I never have done, I never would do. It's not my style. It's not in me to do that."
"If there's one thing I hate, close to my heart, it's paedophiles. I cannot stand them. And to be accused of this is devastating," he added.
Freddie Starr has told ITV News that there is no evidence to support claims he assaulted a teenager, saying it is, "all he said, she said."
The entertainer Freddie Starr has strongly denied to ITV News allegations he assaulted a teenager after the recording of one of Sir Jimmy Savile's shows.
He had denied ever being on one of Savile's shows - but footage has since been found showing him on Clunk Click, sitting just inches from Karin Ward, who was 14 at the time of the recording.
Speaking to ITV News, he said:
I don't think that there's any evidence there whatsoever. It's a matter of 'he said, she said.'
What Jimmy Savile is alleged to have done is ...wrong, that's totally wrong.
I do not like being tarred with the same brush as Jimmy Savile or Gary Glitter.