Huw Edwards inundated with support from TV stars as fans call for BBC return

Huw Edwards has received immense support from fans and stars alike who have begged him to return to his BBC role.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the 61-year-old presenter is in hospital after he was named as the BBC staff member who allegedly paid more than £35,000 for sexually explicit photos from a teenager

Huw's wife Vicky Flind named him in a lengthy statement as the person who was being accused.

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However, since the news came to light, viewers have questioned whether it is right for him to return his position- with many agreeing that he should be able to, provided he's cleared of any "serious wrongdoing".

According to a recent poll orchestrated by Daily Mirror readers were asked about the prospect of Huw's return and 53 percent of people said they wanted to see the presenter back on the BBC News at Ten again.

However, 32 percent said they didn't want to see him to return.

Fans on Twitter have also shared their take on the matter regarding Huw's return.

One social media user tweeted: "Huw Edwards TV pals apparently demand his return and polls say the public wants him back. If the guy is completely innocent of every accusation,then fair enough."

While another said: "Huw Edwards' TV pals demand his return to BBC and public want him back on screens. Get well soon. Don't let the b******s grind you down! We miss you Huw."

Of those aged between 45 to 64, more than 60% backed his return from suspension over the allegations.

In addition to this, a high number of Huw’s coll­­eagues also want him to be ­reinstated as the bulletin’s anchorman.

Adding her take to the controversy, BBC news journalist Emily Maitlis branded the broadcaster's reporting of the allegations "a bit distasteful".

She said: "If you know this stuff about a colleague, why isn’t your first duty to then go to HR or a senior manager, rather than turning it into a news story?

"You are in a weird place if the way you raise a concern about a colleague is not through HR or a complaints process, but by breaking a story about them because they’re famous."

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Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy also tweeted: "I don’t know about you but if there is no serious ­criminality, abuse of power or ­corruption, the private lives of public figures are of no concern to me.'

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