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Russell Brand explains how he came to interview Jimmy Savile

1 February 2013 Last updated at 12:54 GMT

Russell Brand has spoken about how he came to interview the disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile.

The comedian was himself the centre of a BBC scandal after he and Jonathan Ross were suspended for making a prank call to the actor Andrew Sachs.

He told Nicky Campbell on 5 Live: "The public funding means there's a different moral obligation on the BBC... Obviously paedophilia is to be condemned, but the obligation of the employer is a different issue."