Huw Edwards’s naming puts an end to rumors about his identity.
Huw Edwards’ identification as the broadcaster charged in the BBC sex photo incident puts a stop to five days of ferocious and destructive rumors. But as one chapter of this bizarre story comes to a conclusion, new ones begin.
Scotland Yard stated that it had not discovered any evidence suggesting a criminal offense and will not be taking further action minutes before Mr. Edwards’s wife Vicky Flind published a statement confirming her husband’s identity as the newreader.
Now, the emphasis will go back to the BBC’s own efforts to determine what Mr. Edwards may or may not have done and, most importantly, whether his claimed acts were consistent with his status at the BBC.
However, there will also be discussion surrounding how the claims came to light.
The Sun newspaper believes that the topic of the article was always of general interest.
However, since the article was published, the young person in question has denied any misconduct, and Scotland Yard has since discovered no evidence of criminality.
John Simpson, a BBC presenter, summed up the feelings of many media professionals yesterday night by saying, “I feel so terrible for everyone involved in this: for the Edwards family, for the complainants, and for Huw himself. Now let’s hope the media stays away from them all.
It is now easier for those BBC figures who had been dragged through the mud after being wrongly identified on social media.
However, a well-known figure who bravely revealed his melancholy last year is now in the hospital after doing so in a completely different way. He is also facing a far different future than he could have imagined only a few days ago.