Earlier this week the BBC found itself amid controversy after initially what was an unidentified host was suspended amid reports they had sexted with minors. That host according to a statement from their own wife has now been identified as prominent BBC presenter Huw Edwards.
Just days after BBC officials announced that an on air personality had been suspended the context of the situation has now become more clear. Vicky Flind, the wife of Huw Edwards, confirmed this week that it is in fact her husband accused of sexting underage girls. A statement was released on Wednesday not only acknowledging such but also revealing that Edwards is suffering from severe mental health issues.
“Huw is suffering from serious mental health issues,” Vicky Flind said his wife in a statement, which was given to the Press Association.
“As is well documented, he has been treated for severe depression in recent years. The events of the last few days have greatly worsened matters, he has suffered another serious episode and is now receiving in-patient hospital care where he’ll stay for the foreseeable future,” she said.
In a separate report, Met police confirmed that despite the investigation over at the BBC they found no evidence of a crime having been committed. Police noted “no information to indicate that a criminal offence has been committed,” according to The Guardian. An investigation at the BBC, however, remains ongoing alongside internal discussions.