Tim Westwood accused of sexual misconduct in BBC3 doc
BBC News ties with Guardian for exposé of former 1Xtra DJ
Six black women have accused former BBC DJ Tim Westwood of sexual misconduct in a BBC3 doc which aired last night.
The BBC News team has produced 30-minute investigative doc Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which will air last night at 9pm, replacing the scheduled Split Up In Care: Life Without Siblings.
Journalists Chi Chi Izundu and Ruth Evans led the investigation, alongside The Guardian, in which the seven women who were aspiring to work in the music industry speak out against the DJ.
The doc was commissioned by BBC3 controller Fiona Campbell, with head of UK Insight at BBC News Ravin Sampat. It was produced by BBC News’ UK Insight Team.
A former reporter for BBC Radio 1Xtra, Izundu has worked on the Victoria Derbyshire show and in the BBC’s Newsgathering team including on the Six and Ten o’clock evening news. She has broken stories including the connection between Grime music and gang violence in the UK, and exposed Robbie Williams management for charging higher prices for tickets on resale sites.
Additional reporting was from BBC journalist Daniel Henry, and producers Carissa Jumu and Eddie Hutton-Mills.
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Scarlette and Stuart Douglas and George Clarke sign up to host property competition Flipping Fast
Channel 4 confirms George Clarke (Amazing Spaces, Remarkable Renovations) is to host new competition format Flipping Fast (w/t) alongside expert property developers, siblings Scarlette and Stuart Douglas (Worst House on The Street).
Flipping Fast (announced last year) will follow six teams from across the UK who think they have what it takes to make the big time as property entrepreneurs, offering them a truly life changing chance to start their own property business. The budding developers will each be given a whopping £100,000 investment to kickstart their business, competing against each other to see who can make the most profit from property in just 12 months.
The competitors will receive support and advice from George, Scarlette and Stuart, but they will only get the chance to find out how their competitors are doing when each property listing goes live. At the end of the process, the most successful property flipper will be revealed. In addition to keeping their profits, the winner gets a cash prize of the full £100,000 investment given to them at the beginning of the process.