STEPHEN NOLAN is a BBC presenter who made headlines in August 2023.
The Irish star has worked for BBC Ireland for two decades and has won numerous awards and achievements.
Who is Stephen Nolan?
Stephen Nolan is a Northern Irish radio and television presenter.
He was born on August 20, 1973 in the Shankill Road area of Belfast.
Nolan has worked for BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio 5 Live and hosts his own weekly TV debate and phone show ‘Nolan Live’.
He began working for BBC Northern Ireland back in 2003.
The presenter has won 12 Sony Radio Academy Awards throughout his career.
He was also voted presenter of the year by the Royal Television Society in 2005 and 2006.
What is Stephen Nolan’s net worth?
Nolan has an estimated net worth of around £3.9million.
The presenter reportedly earns between £400,000 and £404,999 a year and is the BBC’s fifth-highest paid talent.
What is Stephen Nolan accused of?
In August 2023, Nolan was accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of reality TV star Stephen Bear with other BBC employees in 2016.
It was reported that Nolan had sent two pictures of the former Celebrity Big Brother winner to some colleagues.
The pictures were reportedly sent as part of talks about booking the star for the TV show Nolan Live.
Bear, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison in March 2023 after sharing a secret sex tape on OnlyFans, eventually appeared on the show in 2016.
After the alleged images were sent, one person filed a complaint with management about the “sexually explicit images,” leading to an investigation in 2018.
The images and subsequent investigation were then reported by The Irish News in 2023.
Days after reports of the incident were released, Nolan addressed the allegations on his morning radio show on Radio Ulster.
He said, “As you probably know, we’ve had headlines about me and the Nolan team in the papers for days this week.”
“I don’t ignore the story. It’s just that the BBC has processes in place for dealing with staff grievances and I absolutely have to respect those processes.”
“They have to be confidential so they can work.
“I can say one thing though: I’m sorry.
“There was a photo, it was widely shared on the internet and I was speaking to a longtime friend and colleague outside of work.
“I am deeply sorry.”
Before Nolan addressed the allegations, BBC Northern Ireland director Adam Smyth issued a statement on the reports.
The statement said: “There are important aspects of fairness and confidentiality to consider when handling workplace-related grievances.
“We take these obligations seriously – and in the interest of everyone involved.”
“For these reasons, we cannot comment on the details of an individual case, either who/what may be involved, or its outcome.”