DR FOX QUIZZED OVER SEX CLAIMS Pop Idol star arrested at radio station
ENTERTAINER Neil “Dr” Fox was arrested yesterday on suspicion of historical sex offences – just after presenting his breakfast radio show.
The former Pop Idol judge was last night being quizzed at a central London police station over claims he assaulted two women.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said detectives searched addresses in Chelsea, west London, and Littlehampton, West Sussex, as part of an investigation into alleged historical sex offences.
He said: “Officers from Westminster have this morning, Tuesday, September 30, arrested a 53-year-old man following allegations of historic sexual assault against two women.
“The man remains in custody at a central London police station.”
The arrest was not part of Operation Yewtree – the probe into allegations of historical abuse sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Fox is understood to have been held at the Golden Square offices of Magic FM shortly after coming off air at 10am yesterday.
He rose to fame as a radio DJ in the 1990s on Capital FM and hosted the Top 40 chart on Sunday afternoon which soared in popularity and at one time had a bigger audience than its Radio 1 rival.
Fox, from Harrow, Middlesex, was later rumoured to have been offered the coveted breakfast slot on Radio 1, following the departure of Chris Evans.
He went on to present a Channel 5 TV show based around the Pepsi Top 40 Chart and later was made a judge alongside Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Nicki Chapman on ITV’s Pop Idol.
Since 2005, Fox has been the breakfast presenter on 105.4 Magic FM.
He is married with three children.
HELD: Fox was questioned by police yesterday