Boris Johnson attacks ‘complete nonsense’ over claims BBC chairman helped him secure £800k loan

Boris Johnson today hit out at ‘complete nonsense’ over claims the BBC chairman helped him secure a £800,000 loan while he was prime minister.

The former premier said the reports about Richard Sharp’s involvement were ‘just another example of the BBC disappearing up its own fundament’.

Mr Johnson, who has returned to London after a weekend trip to Ukraine, also insisted Mr Sharp ‘knows absolutely nothing about my personal finances – let me tell you that for 100 per cent ding dang sure’.

It has been reported that Mr Sharp was involved in talks about how to arrange a loan guarantee for Mr Johnson in November and December 2020.

The discussions are said to have taken place just weeks before the then PM recommended Mr Sharp for the role as BBC chairman.

Mr Sharp, a former Goldman Sachs banker and an ex-adviser to current PM Rishi Sunak when he was Chancellor, today ordered a review into his appointment as head of the broadcaster.

In a statement, he admitted the row had become a…

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