'The answer is no': Sir Philip Green refuses to comment on BHS criticism

Ex-BHS owner Sir Philip Green has refused to discuss the collapse of the retailer and how he is planning to save its pension fund.

Sir Philip, who is holidaying on his yacht in Greek waters, told ITV News that he is "not talking to anybody at the moment".

It comes days after he was branded the "unacceptable face of capitalism" by MPs in a damning report into the collapse of the retailer.

There have also been calls for the tycoon to be stripped of his knighthood.

Asked to give his reaction to the criticism, the billionaire told our correspondent Neil Connery, who travelled to the Greek islands in an attempt to speak to him: "The answer is no."

The 64-year-old was accused of extracting large sums from BHS, leaving the business on "life support" before selling it to former bankrupt Dominic Chappell.

After the report's release, Sir Philip said he is trying to resolve the company's £571m pension deficit but attacked MPs for what he called a "biased and unfair".

Pressed on whether he wanted to say anything to the pensioners of BHS or the failing company's employees, the billionaire said: "I'm not talking to anybody at the moment, don't want to be rude OK. Thanks for the call."