BBC presenter Stephen Nolan has been investigated for sending sexually explicit images to colleagues, it was claimed yesterday.
A complaint was filed after he allegedly distributed photos of Stephen Bear, who was later convicted of sex crimes.
They are said to be showing his private pictures, with the presenter warning he would be broadcasting more explicit pictures if the reality TV personality wasn’t booked on his BBC One TV show Nolan Live. In one message he wrote: “I want bear!”
The 33-year-old Bear, who had just won Celebrity Big Brother back in 2016, actually appeared.
Viewers then watched as he and Northern Irishman Nolan, 49 – one of the BBC’s highest paid presenters – removed their underwear.
One complainant said the photos were “immeasurable” and a “deliberate attempt to undermine and embarrass”.
According to Irish News, the BBC said it took “appropriate action” following an internal investigation in 2018.
A bullying complaint against 5 Live presenter Nolan, who earns around £400,000 a year, was dismissed.
Two other colleagues were reportedly being counseled for work-related stress and one was referred to a psychiatrist.
Bear was sentenced in March to 21 months in prison for revenge porn and voyeurism after distributing footage of his ex-girlfriend engaging in sexual activity.
BBC Northern Ireland said it has “processes” in place to resolve “any job-related issue”.