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Savile programme child claim

Jimmy Savile created his TV shows to gain access to children, Mark Williams-Thomas, the child protection expert and criminologist who helped expose the late entertainer as a paedophile, has said.

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TV star: 'Savile's hands were everywhere, just lingering'

TV actress Julie Fernandez has given her account of how she claims to have been groped by Jimmy Savile during one of his TV shows when she was just 14.

She said his hands lingered "in places they shouldn't" when she took part in an edition of Jim'll Fix It:

I was in my wheelchair, but I just remember his hands being everywhere and just lingering those two, three, four seconds slightly too long in places they shouldn't. But it wasn't particularly obvious either. It was in a busy room full of people in a studio so it was quite discreetly done and you don't kind of realise what's happening at the time, especially when you're 14 and it's the first time you've ever been in a studio and you're very excited. But I do remember feeling uncomfortable and he had these huge rings on his fingers.

– Julie Fernandez, speaking to BBC Radio FIVE LIVE

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