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Nicky Campbell teacher admits schoolboy abuse in court documents

A retired teacher fighting extradition from South Africa has admitted abusing schoolboys in Edinburgh, according to court documents seen by the BBC. Broadcaster Nicky Campbell is one of a number of former pupils who have made allegations about the 83-year-old. The man - who the BBC is not naming for...
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Nicky Campbell: Abuse would have crushed my parents

Broadcaster Nicky Campbell has said he could not have revealed the scale of abuse at his private school while his parents were still alive. Hundreds have contacted the BBC with messages of support and their own tales of abuse after Campbell, 61, revealed he witnessed and experienced sexual and physical abuse as a child in the 1970s.
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‘It has stayed with me all my life’: BBC journalist Nicky Campbell says he was victim of abuse at Edinburgh private school

BBC presenter Nicky Campbell has claimed that he was the victim of abuse at a Scottish private school during the 1970s.The broadcaster, 61, said witnessing incidents of both sexual and physical abuse at the Edinburgh Academy had had a “profound effect on my life”.Campbell made the claims for the first time on an episode of his podcast Different on BBC Sounds, released on Wednesday 27 July.During the episode he discusses his experiences with journalist Alex Renton, creator of the radio programme In Dark Corners, which explores abuse at Britain’s private schools.“I was badly beaten up at school by a...
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Nicky Campbell: School abuse still haunts me

Broadcaster Nicky Campbell has revealed for the first time that he was the victim of abuse at a private school in Edinburgh during the 1970s. The 61-year-old told his BBC Sounds podcast Different he witnessed and experienced sexual and violent physical abuse at the Edinburgh Academy. He told BBC Radio...
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Nicky Campbell claims Charlie Brooker’s ‘antichrist’ insults made him stay in bed for two days straight

Presenter Nicky Campbell has claimed he once spent two days in bed after Charlie Brooker called him the “antichrist”.Brooker, the satirist best known as the creator of Black Mirror, wrote the comment in a newspaper column.The incident was one of several times Brooker criticised the former Watchdog host. An episode of Screenwipe, Brooker’s BBC review series, once included a recap of Campbell’s career with satanic imagery overlaid.In a 2009 episode of You Have Been Watching, Brooker also said (per The Times): “According to the Guinness Book of Records [Campbell is] the world’s biggest arsehole, and the smuggest prick, and...
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Nicky Campbell: I have trouble sleeping, especially if I’m interviewing the Chancellor the next day

TV and radio presenter Nicky Campbell is more than familiar with getting up with the lark, thanks to his early starts on his breakfast show on 5 Live. Sleep is a problem, he admits, although it’s just one of a number of issues he raises in his memoir, One Of The Family, in which he also details a breakdown and subsequent bipolar diagnosis, the negative emotions he felt about being adopted, and how his faithful Labrador Maxwell has helped him through good times and bad.
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