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Aled Jones steps down from Songs of Praise pending investigation

21 November 2017

She told MailOnline: "Aled is as much capable of sexual harassment as Mother Teresa and that is all I am going to say". It is destroying my family's life.

A source revealed: "There is an allegation that inappropriate messages and contact with a female member of staff took place. He is totally incapable of sexual harassment".

Aled normally hosts Songs Of Praise.

There was no mention of the scandal - however the show is pre-recorded.

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It has also been claimed that the father-of-two is one of 25 live cases under investigation for sexual assault at the BBC.

Aled, who has been married to wife Claire Fossett for 16 years, has denied inappropriate contact but has apologised for "juvenile" behaviour.

Mr Jones's spokesman added that the allegations from a single female complainant of inappropriate messages and contact, reported in the Sun, did not relate to any broadcast work, and related to a matter more than 10 years ago.

"He's been told by the BBC about the complaint and after it came to light he has been taken off air".

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The presenter has issued a statement declaring he is "deeply sorry" for any upset caused but strongly denies any "inappropriate contact".

The BBC refused to comment on the allegation.

He continued a recording career into adulthood and began acting in 1990, going on to play the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

He was awarded an MBE in 2013 for his services to music and broadcasting. While he will not appear on the BBC during the investigation, he is expected to continue hosting his Classic FM show on Sunday mornings.

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The singer is now a presenter on the BBC's Songs Of Praise also is known for being a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 and has worked on British TV programmes such as Daybreak, Escape To The Country, Cash In The Attic.

Aled Jones steps down from Songs of Praise pending investigation