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Did David Essex never meet Jimmy Savile, as he claims?

by | 31st, October 2012

DAVID Essex recalls the Jimmy Savile he never knew. The singer talks to BBC radio DJ Nicky Campbell:

“I never met Jimmy Savile actually…I always thought he was kind of a strange person, but I never met him.”

You might have potted them in the Top of the Pops annual of 1977:

Selected Features:
1) “How Real Is David Bowie?”
2) “David Essex The Star Success Will Never Change”
3) “Steve Harley The Toughest Cockney Rebel In Town”
4) “So You Want To Be A Disc Jockey? Well, Here’s How…Says Jimmy Savile”
5) “If You’ve Got It, Then Flaunt It…Says Rod Stewart”

The pair might have been immortalised together in print, but did they meet? As Private Eye reports, back in March 1984, Essex appeared on Jim’ll Fix

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