Alison Bellamy: The reporter befriended by Jimmy Savile

Sweeney Talks

Dec 4 2022 • 32 mins

In the early 2000s, Alison Bellamy was Jimmy Savile’s ‘good news girl’, writing the positive press stories on which he thrived. They became close friends, and she even went on to write his authorised biography, How’s About That, Then? But after Savile’s death, her world crumbled. Hundreds of accounts of his sexual abuse surfaced, and Alison was left devastated and betrayed. For exclusive bonus content visit Global Player:

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