Northern Ireland

Hugo Duncan, BBC broadcaster, declared bankrupt

Hugo Duncan

Singer and BBC broadcaster Hugo Duncan has been declared bankrupt at the High Court in Belfast.

Proceedings were brought against the 67-year-old over tax arrears related to his private entertainment company.

The order was based on a petition by HM Revenue and Customs.

Under the terms of the court adjudication, he is expected to be discharged from bankruptcy in 12 months time.

'Personal matter'

In a statement, a spokesperson for Mr Duncan confirmed that he was "subject to a bankruptcy order in relation to his private entertainment business".

"Mr Duncan will full co-operate with the order," the spokesperson added.

Mr Duncan's lawyer said that "he will work closely and co-operate with the insolvency service over the coming weeks".

A BBC spokesperson said: "This is a personal matter and we will not be commenting."

Mr Duncan first rose to fame as a country and western music singer and hosts a radio show on BBC Radio Ulster.

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