Eggheads personality CJ De Mooi reveals police investigated him for sexual assault allegations
Quiz show Eggheads personality CJ De Mooi has opened up about being investigated by police over sexual assault allegations.
The panellist from the BBC2 quiz show has refuted the claims of sexual assault against a 23-year-old.
He now says that the ordeal has ruined his career.
Amid the allegations, De Mooi says he has been barred from appearing on Eggheads, and that he was also told he could not run with the BBC team for the London Marathon.
According to the Mirror, a friend of De Mooi has said: “He’s got nothing left. He feels that the BBC have hung him out to dry.”
However the BBC has denied the claims about the marathon team, saying it rotates celebrities to appear each year.
It was reported in January that a BBC personality was being questioned, but until De Mooi revealed that it was him, his identity has been kept secret.
The quizzer has appeared on Eggheads since the show started back in 2003.
Last year he claimed that he was barred from appearing on Strictly Come Dancing after he asked to have a male partner.
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In a front page interview with the Daily Mirror, de Mooi said it was “disappointing” that Radio 2 and fellow Eggheads star Jeremy Vine was selected for the show.
The BBC refuted the claim, however, saying de Mooi’s agent approached Strictly to offer him for the show, but that he had never been under consideration.
A BBC spokesperson told PinkNews that producers had hoped to get Jeremy Vine for the show, and are pleased that he will feature in the upcoming series.
Police last year launched an investigation – after De Mooi opened up about an incident in which he “fully suspects” he killed a homeless man.
The sexual assault investigation is ongoing – comments have been disabled on this article for legal reasons.