John Lydon's anger at BBC 'ban' over Jimmy Savile 'seediness' comments

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is still bitter about being "banned" from BBC radio for speaking out against Jimmy Savile.

Better known as Johnny Rotten, the singer was referring to an interview he did in 1978. In it he commented that Savile was "into all sorts of seediness. We all know about it but we're not allowed to talk about it".

He told ITV's Piers Morgan's Life Stories: "I did my bit, I said what I had to (but they didn't air that). I found myself banned from BBC radio for quite a while, for my contentious behaviour.

"They wouldn't state this directly, there'd be other excuses."

Lydon said Savile was 'into all sorts of seediness'. Credit: PA

Formed in 1975, the Sex Pistols became one of the most well-known and notorious British bands of all time.

Lydon's former band mate Steve Jones gave him his "Johnny Rotten" name after commenting on his bad teeth.

He said: "In my childhood, the only time I saw a toothbrush used was my dad cleaning boots. There was bits missing (in my teeth), all cracked up, I'd avoid the dentist."

Lydon launched a solo career after the Sex Pistols broke up in 1978.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories: John Lydon airs on ITV at 9pm on Friday.