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Aled Jones axed by BBC following claims of inappropriate behaviour

Allegations relate back to over a decade ago

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Aled Jones has become the latest public figure to be hit by claims of inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague.

The Songs of Praise star has been accused of sending messages to a member of BBC staff over a decade ago, and will not appear on the network pending an investigation.

Aled is currently absent from BBC shows (Credit: Classic FM)

He last featured on a BBC show on October 22.

Former child star Aled, 46, is thought to be one of 25 cases currently being probed by the corporation.

The presenter has denied any inappropriate contact, via a statement from his spokesperson.

Aled has denied the allegations (Credit: BBC)

“Although not related to any broadcast work, Aled voluntarily agreed not to go on the BBC whilst the matter is investigated,” it read.

“Whilst he accepts that his behaviour over a decade ago was occasionally juvenile, as was that of others, he never intended to harass or distress and he strongly denies any inappropriate contact.

“He is, however, deeply sorry for any upset caused and hopes this matter is resolved soon.”

Aled on Songs of Praise duty (Credit: BBC)

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Meanwhile a source told The Sun: “There is an allegation that inappropriate messages and contact with a female member of staff took place.”

Father-of-two Aled will still continue his commitments with commercial stations and is hosting his Classic FM show today as normal.

It appeared to be business as usual for the popular presenter, as he spoke of a family walk with the Jones’ reluctant dog later today.