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Huw Edwards resigns from BBC ‘on medical advice’

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 – and its highest paid on over £400k a year – often chosen to front coverage of major national events.

“Huw Edwards has today resigned and left the BBC,” the corporation said in a statement on Monday afternoon (April 22).

“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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