Actor Nigel Havers has defended the appointment of his aunt, Baroness Butler-Sloss to lead a major inquiry into allegations of historical child sex abuse at Westminster.
He told ITV News that his aunt is "completely impartial, highly intelligent and transparently honest".
Addressing criticism of the fact that the veteran family law expert's brother Michael Havers - the actor's father - was attorney general at the time when much of the alleged abuse took place, Mr Havers said the idea that the baroness could be influenced by this connection was "absolute nonsense".
The Baroness says she did not consider the "difficulties" caused by her background and family connections to the child sex abuse inquiry.
Questions have been raised of former High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss since her appointment last week.
22 police officers are now assigned to Operation Fernbridge - the probe into claims of a Westminster cover-up of sex child abuse.