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BBC presenter taken off air over allegations of ‘homophobia’ and ‘rape’ comments

July 18, 2017

LONDON - OCTOBER 18: The BBC logo is displayed above the main entrance to Television Centre on October 18, 2007 in London, England. In order to make ?2 billion GBP of savings the BBC will sell off it's famous television studios, make up to 1800 staff redundant and cut back on programme making. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A BBC presenter has been suspended following allegations of homophobic comments.

Andrew Thomas, who goes by the show name Tommo, is a major host on BBC Wales’ national radio station.

The presenters is also accused of making comments regarding rape, according to Golwg360.

The allegations are alleged to concern his presenting at the Mla’n Llangrannog festival on the weekend before last.

At least three different sources say Tommo made comments which included a reference to rape, according to Golwg360.

PinkNews has been contacted by a witness to the event, who claims homophobic comments were also made.

The exact remarks have not been reported – as the BBC refuses to reveal details of the allegations.

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It’s not claimed any comments were made while on air at BBC Wales, but instead at an outside event.

However the BBC has removed Tommo , suspending him while an investigation is undertaken.

A spokesman for the BBC Wales said: “We have received a complaint and are investigating the matter.

“Whilst the investigation is ongoing, Tommo will not be hosting his show on BBC Radio Cymru.”

As well as his role with BBC Radio Cymru, Mr Thomas also works as a stadium announcer at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

More: BBC, Homophobia, Radio, Wales

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