MPs call on BBC boss Richard Sharp to explain his role in Boris Johnson loan furore
BBC chairman Richard Sharp has been summoned by MPs to explain why he did not tell them about his alleged role in Boris Johnson’s finances.
He did not disclose any involvement in helping the then-prime minister obtain a personal loan in his pre-appointment hearing before the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee.
Mr Sharp is said to have agreed to help with Mr Johnson’s finances after a dinner with him and the then-PM’s distant cousin Sam Blyth, a multi-millionaire who had offered to act as a guarantor for a credit facility of up to £800,000.
Yesterday the £160,000-a-year BBC boss, pictured, told BBC News he was ‘comfortable’ with the way the process…