BBC F1 Commentator Sacked by System E for Inappropriate Touching, Launches Inquiry

A LEADING voice on BBC’s System One protection has been dismissed from his commentary function on System E for alleged inappropriate touching.

Jack Nicholls has deleted his social media accounts and stood down from Radio 5 Stay’s protection of final weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix following the allegations.

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The BBC F1 commentator has been accused of inappropriate touching

The BBC F1 commentator has been accused of inappropriate touchingCredit score: Getty

Now an inquiry has been launched after he was accused of inappropriate touching.

One of many three allegations is known to narrate to a youthful member of employees who was in a relationship with Nicholls, in response to The Telegraph.

That was a breach of System E pointers.

All the allegations, which emerged as he was making ready to broadcast on Radio 5 Stay, had been raised inside System E, the all-electric motor racing collection, and caught BBC’s F1 crew unaware.

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Somewhat than the person believed to have been affected, two of the complaints had been mentioned to have been made by witnesses as an alternative.

A System E assertion learn: “System E can verify that an investigation was carried out in response to complaints of inappropriate behaviour obtained about Jack Nicholls.

“Following this investigation, Jack Nicholls’s contract to offer race commentary was terminated.”

Nicholls has now launched his personal assertion, saying: “Though disenchanted with the choice, I respect it and settle for why it was taken.

“I need to take full accountability for what I did and apologise unreservedly for a few remoted incidents that has made these involved really feel uncomfortable.

“I by no means meant any hurt and I’m dedicated to creating amends and to be extra conscious of my behaviour in future.”

Nicholls presently nonetheless stays on the BBC as a freelancer.

The Beeb haven’t obtained any complaints of Nicholls’ conduct.

Nicholls has been an everyday on BBC since 2016 and infrequently works as a part of a crew that features ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer and Jennie Gow.