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Aled Jones seen for first time since sex messages scandal

Songs of Praise presenter Aled Jones has been seen out for the first time since a female colleague alleged he sent her inappropriate messages.

The 46-year-old is off-air while bosses investigate an allegation of inappropriate behaviour made by the woman.

The married father of two has said he was ‘deeply sorry’ for ‘occasionally acting like a juvenile’ but denied any ‘inappropriate contact’.

BBC presenter Aled Jones was seen out for the first time since he was taken off air after a female colleague accused him of sending inappropriate messages

He has not appeared on Songs of Praise of BBC Radio Wales since the allegations emerged

He has not appeared on Songs of Praise of BBC Radio Wales since the allegations emerged

Former choirboy Jones has not appeared on the BBC since last month when he appeared on his BBC Radio Wales show.

The previous week he hosted Songs Of Praise from the Welsh town of Pontypridd but has not presented it since.

A spokesman for the TV star said: ‘Aled voluntarily agreed not to go on the BBC while the matter is investigated.

‘Whilst he accepts that his behaviour over a decade ago was occasionally juvenile… he never intended to harass or distress and he strongly denies any inappropriate contact.’ 

He was seen jumping onto the back of a motorbike outside his south-west London home

He was seen jumping onto the back of a motorbike outside his south-west London home

His future at the BBC remains unclear after the corporation refused to comment on the claims

His future at the BBC remains unclear after the corporation refused to comment on the claims

It is undestood the matter does not relate to any broadcast work and Jones has voluntarily agreed not to appear on the BBC while it is investigated

It is undestood the matter does not relate to any broadcast work and Jones has voluntarily agreed not to appear on the BBC while it is investigated

The singer’s mother-in-law, Elaine Fossett, has said he is incapable of sexual harassment.

The 74-year-old said: ‘It is utterly, utterly appalling. A nicer, nicer guy you couldn’t wish to meet. He is totally incapable of sexual harassment.’ 

The BBC has refused to comment on the presenters future or the allegations he faces.

The BBC star, who received an MBE in 2013 for his services to music and broadcasting, lives in a £1.8million house in south-west London with his wife of 16 years, Claire Fossett, 41, and two children. 

Jones last appeared on Songs of Praise last month but has not presented it since

Jones last appeared on Songs of Praise last month but has not presented it since

His 15-year-old daughter Emilia is an actress and has starred in Doctor Who, Utopia and Wolf Hall, while his son, Lucas, shares a duet with his father on his new album One Voice: Believe.

Jones met his wife, a member of the Fossett circus family, in Blackpool while starring in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

 

 



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