Bill Oddie Claims Sir Jimmy Savile Operated Under Royal Protection
Veteran BBC presenter Bill Oddie has backed claims disgraced Jimmy Savile’s Child sex abuse and rapes were covered up by the BBC – because he was close personal friends with Prince Charles.
The Springwatch star said there was a “running sick joke” all across the BBC about Savile being a paedophile and Child rapist which most staff found “sophisticated”.
He claimed there was a sort of “censorship committee” preventing the truth being released because of Savile’s royal connections.
The presenter also backed claims made by many other former BBC stars and presenters that Savile’s paedophillic antics were well known at the time.
He said: “The idea that youngsters were prey – everybody knew that.”
“I was not surprised at all. And the surprise is in a sense that that didn’t happen years ago.”
“The establishment or who ever it is decided to keep it all quiet and decided to give him a knighthood. He was, to a certain amount, a friend of royalty.”
He added: “I do not know why it took so long to come to light. That is what I am curious about.”
“Whether there is somewhere in Britain, some sort of censorship committee that we don’t know about that suppresses these thing and somebody gets together in a room and says ‘come on he was a friend of Prince Charles, it would look awfully bad on Prince Charles if we said he was a bit of a perv’.”
“And someone decides ‘yes you are right, we will keep it quiet, nobody will ever find out.”
“I don’t know who that would be.”
Speaking after a question and answer session with students of Cambridge University’s historic debating society – The Union Society – on Tuesday, Oddie said Savile’s reputation as a Child rapist was “just taken for granted.”
He said: “There was just this running sick joke that Jimmy Savile pestered the young youths of both sexes.”
“It was just taken for granted. It doesn’t mean anyone thought they must do something about it.”
“When this came out it was not a surprise at all. The surprise is that it did not come out a lot earlier and the puzzlement is or the question is was it covered up or did people just chose to ignore it or was there an order and if so from whom, by whom and with whom saying we are not going to allow this to get published.
“It does make you think who would you look at. Would you look at the BBC, the police, would you look at the NHS hospital people? Did they all know and didn’t say?”
Oddie, who started on BBC radio with his show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again, reiterated claims that former director general of the BBC Mark Thompson must have known what was going on with Savile.
He said: “It is so extraordinary that there is any sort of mystery – when the ex head of the BBC Mark Thompson the other day said ‘I don’t know anything about it’.
“You worked at the BBC and you don’t know anything about it – don’t be ridiculous.
“That is absolute nonsense.”
Oddie claimed Savile “bribed his way out” of getting found out for molesting children in hospital because he was a large donor.
He said: “Anyone of that era knew something – he had a reputation for being a groper.”
“The most awful aspect is the idea of molesting kids in hospital – that is just unbelievable. He was sort of bribing his way out of it by giving millions of pounds to the hospital – that is staggering.”
As well as Savile’s contact with children at the BBC, his interaction with sick youngsters at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Sussex, and Leeds General Infirmary, is also being investigated.
There are numerous allegations Sir Jimmy Savile was a procurer of vulnerable Children for “High Society” lowlifes, however nobody knows who these rich, powerful people are.
Bill Oddie has done several interviews on Savile, here is one interview on video: