It appears as though ITV have quietly dropped Aled Jones from their Christmas schedule, amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
The 46 year old presenter of Songs Of Praise has been off TV since October amid accusations that he sent inappropriate messages to a female colleague.
The BBC have also confirmed that the married father of two will not be appearing in other festive shows such as The Big Sing. Moreover, the broadcasters have also cancelled an episode of The Hairy Bikers, on which Aled Jones was set to appear.
The Walking in the Air singer said that he was “deeply sorry” for his “juvenile” conduct, but denies any inappropriate behaviour.
In a statement, a spokesman said: “Aled voluntarily agreed not to go on the BBC while the matter is investigated.
“While he accepts his behaviour over a decade ago was occasionally juvenile, he never intended to harass or distress and he strongly denies any inappropriate contact.
“He is, however, deeply sorry for any upset caused and hopes this matter is resolved soon.”
Meanwhile a source told The Sun: “There is an allegation that inappropriate messages and contact with a female member of staff took place.”
The Mirror reports his mother-in-law Elaine Fossett as saying: “A nicer, nicer guy you couldn’t wish to meet.
“He is totally incapable of sexual harassment.”
It has also been announced that Aled Jones has been dropped from Al Murray’s ITV Christmas show entitled Make Christmas Great Again.
The singer, who shot to fame at the early age of 12, lives in a £1.8million South London home with his wife Claire Claire Fossett, 41, and their two teenage children.
It seems as though 15 year old daughter Emilia has followed in her father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in television, having starred in shows such as Doctor Who, Utopia and Wolf Hall.
His son, Lucas, shares a duet with his father on his new album One Voice: Believe.
Jones met his wife, Claire, in Blackpool while starring in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Meanwhile, it was reported last month that Jones’ mother-in-law, Elaine Fossett, 74, said that Jones “is as capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa” and that the claims were ‘utterly appalling”.
And it comes after the news that the BBC may ban the Christmas classic Walking In The Air this year, which Jones released at the age of 14.
Jones shot to fame in the 1980s and became a child superstar with his rendition of Walking In The Air for the iconic festive film The Snowman.
He joined the choir of the cathedral in his home town of Bangor, North Wales – known as Bangor Cathedral – at the age of nine and in just two short years, he became the lead soloist.
His version of Walking In The Air reached No.5 in the UK charts in 1985, and he was catapulted into child superstardom. By the time his voice had broken at the age of 16, Jones had already sold a staggering six million albums and had sung for the Pope, The Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Not stopping there, Jones continued his singing career into adulthood and began his acting career in 1990; as he went on to play the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Aside from his musical and acting careers, he has also found much success and has become a highly popular broadcaster, presenting radio shows on Classic FM, Radio 2 and Radio 3.
The Welshman also found success as he fronted many TV programmes, most notable of which being the lead presenter on Songs of Praise and the host of ITV’s Daybreak. He was also a contestant on the 2004 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
While Aled Jones has been stringently denying any accusations of inappropriate behaviour, it was revealed recently that ex-Coronation Street star Bruno Langley admitted to sexually assaulted two women in a Manchester nightclub.
He spoke to The Sun and said that he has given up drinking and has started going to AA meetings. And as well as that, he has vowed to change his life after being given a 12 month community order and being fired from Coronation Street since the assaults came out.
In a brutally honest interview, Bruno said: “I am ashamed of myself. I’m truly sorry. I sincerely apologise to the women from the bottom of my heart.
“I promise I will never do anything like that again.”
“I accept my punishment because I know what I did was wrong. I’m not trying to attribute blame to anyone else other than myself.”
Bruno spoke to the newspaper and said that he had been drinking excessively on the night during which the assaults took place. He said that he had woken up drunk after a wedding the day before and had simply carried on drinking with some friends.
He also said that such was his inebriated state, he didn’t even remember what had happened in the nightclub until a friend texted him about it the next day.
He continued: “They explained my behaviour, I was embarrassed, shocked by my actions.”
After the incident, Bruno was sacked by the bosses of the long running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, leaving his career in doubt.
He was also charged by the police and as a result, he had to sign the sexual offenders register.
Bruno, who has a 10 year old son, said that he is now focusing on his boy as he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and put them back together.
He said: “If I didn’t have a beautiful boy that needed me I’d be worried about how I’d get myself back.
“The only way I can prove how sorry I am to everyone involved is to make changes to my life and work on myself, to ensure this will never happen again.
“I wouldn’t let my son down again.”
While Bruno can still be seen on screen as Todd in Corrie, viewers will soon see the character go on the run, after he is accused of hitting a police officer.