Tim Westwood steps down from radio show after sexual misconduct claims

The DJ has stepped down from his Saturday night Capital Xtra radio show 'until further notice' after the allegations.

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Radio presenter Tim Westwood has stepped down from his Capital Xtra radio show after he was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

The station’s parent company, Global, confirmed the news in a statement, saying: “Following the claims that have recently come to light, Tim Westwood has stepped down from his show until further notice.”

It comes after the former BBC Radio 1 DJ was accused of predatory sexual behaviour and touching by seven women who were in their late teens or early 20s at the time.

Three of the women involved have accused the DJ of opportunistic and predatory sexual behaviour, while four others allege they were groped by him at events.

The claims came to light following a report by The Guardian and the BBC.

Westwood, 64, “strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing.”

The veteran presenter, who joined Global in 2013, hosted a regular Saturday night show on hip-hop station Capital Xtra, and previously hosted shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Forthcoming DJ sets in Birmingham and Bognor Regis have also been cancelled following the allegations.