Tony Hall: I was not aware of Savile rumours

The BBC's new Director-General today denied that he had heard any rumours about disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile during his previous 28-year stint at the corporation, adding "I don't know whether it's important if I did or not."

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BBC boss 'unaware' over Savile

On the first day in his new job the BBC's new boss, Tony Hall, told ITV News he never heard rumours about disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile during his previous stint at the corporation.