Huw Edwards leaves BBC 'on medical advice'


Huw Edwards presenting the Ten O'clock News in the newly revamped flagship Studio B in New Broadcasting House, London. The studio will be home to the BBC News at Six and Ten, elections and other special programmes

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Huw Edwards has presented major national events for the BBC including general elections and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

By Ian Youngs

Entertainment & arts reporter

Newsreader Huw Edwards has resigned from the BBC on “medical advice”, the corporation has said.

The broadcaster has been off air since last July following newspaper reports claiming he paid a young person for sexually explicit images.

He was the BBC’s most high-profile news anchor, often chosen to front coverage of major national events.

“Huw Edwards has today resigned and left the BBC,” a statement said on Monday.

“After 40 years of service, Huw has explained that his decision was made on the basis of medical advice from his doctors.

“The BBC has accepted his resignation which it believes will allow all parties to move forward. We don’t believe it appropriate to comment further.”

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