Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards has resigned from the BBC following “medical advice”.

His departure from the corporation comes nine months after it was claimed that he had paid a young person for sexually explicit images.

Following the reports last July, Edwards’ wife shared that he had been hospitalised with “serious mental health issues”, and was subsequently suspended by the corporation.

Now, according to a statement released by the BBC today (April 22), the broadcaster has resigned, citing medical advice as the basis for his decision.

The statement read: “Huw Edwards has today resigned and left the BBC.”

“After 40 years of service, Huw has explained that his decision was made on the basis of medical advice from his doctors,” it continued.

Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards on May 14, 2023 in London, England. CREDIT: Getty/Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

“The BBC has accepted his resignation which it believes will allow all parties to move forward,” the statement added.

The Metropolitan Police did not take action against the Welsh reporter, on the grounds that there was “no information to indicate that a criminal offence has been committed”.

Edwards was reportedly the BBC’s highest-paid newsreader, having covered some of the biggest global news stories of the last three decades. Some of these events included the inauguration of Barack Obama, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middeton, and the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Between 1994 and 2003, Edwards presented the BBC Six O’Clock News, which was at the time the most-watched news programme in the United Kingdom. According to the BBC, he received between £435,000 and £439,000 in the year 2022/23.

The statement by the corporation concluded with: “We don’t believe it appropriate to comment further.”

The BBC has also confirmed that the broadcaster had not been “paid off” as part of his departure from the corporation.

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