BBC backs Chris Evans amidst police inquiry into alleged historic sex assault

BBC backs Chris Evans amidst police inquiry into alleged historic sex assault

The BBC has thrown its weight behind star presenter Chris Evans amidst suggestions that the newly installed Top Gear host is facing allegations of an historic sex assault.

According to reports in The Sun on Sunday, Evans will be quizzed by officers from the Metropolitan Police over the next few days to answer allegations that he exposed himself to a former work colleague and touched her breasts during the 1990s.

The claims first emerged in May at which time Evans dismissed them out of hand, describing the case as a ‘witch hunt’ and assertions made as ‘ridiculous’.

A BBC spokesman also defended Evans, insisting that he would be hosting this morning’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show ‘as usual’.

Evans is set to commence filming of a second series of the Top Gear franchise, despite disappointing viewing figures for the re-launched format – albeit with the caveat that it was up against Euro 2016. The final episode of his first series aired on BBC 2 last night.

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