A former Operation Yewtree police officer who is reportedly expected to enter the Big Brother house today has spoken to the Daily Star about his motivation for taking part in the show.
Dan Neal said it had not been a "rash decision" and he does not want to "embarrass himself, let alone the police service".
Scotland Yard has warned Channel 5 over the risks of having an officer who worked on the Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry on the show.
Neal said: "I think there will be some concern within the police, but ultimately I wouldn’t want to jeopardise a lot of the work I did with victims in the last eight months.”
He also blamed the Government for wanting to leave the force, adding: "The police have made a lot of changes in the last year or so. There have been a lot of changes to our pensions. I’m blaming the Government for me going into Big Brother"