6 FEB 2016
IN a previously unpublished 2011 interview, the serial child abuser hinted at the appalling catalogue of rape and abuse that emerged after his death
The Duchess: Jimmy Savile with his mother at Buckingham Palace
EVIL paedophile Jimmy Savile was convinced his mum was suspicious of him and sure he would be jailed.
In a chilling interview three months before his death, the monster revealed that Agnes was wary of him, writes Patrick Hill in the Sunday People .
The lifelong bachelor and the woman he called ‘The Duchess’ shared a flat in Scarborough, North Yorks, until her death.
But in a previously unpublished 2011 interview, he lifted the lid on their relationship and hinted at the appalling catalogue of rape and abuse that emerged after his death, aged 84.
He said: “My mother never got round to being proud. If anyone said, ‘What is Jimmy like?’ she would say, ‘I don’t know what he’s up to, but he’s up to something’.
“She never trusted me as she thought I was going to get nicked and end up in the pokey.”
The revelations come after Dame Janet Smith’s report into the BBC at the time Savile’s abuse was leaked.
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It disclosed “devastating detail” of the corporation’s “scale of awareness” of his activities. It is now believed the TV host abused more than 1,000 children.
The report also blasted the BBC for its “deferential culture” to “untouchable” stars and managers who were “above the law”.
It said staff were too scared to report Savile and warned “a predatory child abuser could be lurking undiscovered in the BBC even today”.
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Agnes died in 1972, a year after joining Savile at Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE.
Savile spent five days with her corpse in an open coffin.
He said she was the “only true love of his life, the only woman I ever loved” and described his unusual vigil as “the best five days of my life”.
At the time he added: “Once upon a time I had to share her with other people. We had marvellous times. When she was dead she was all mine, for me.”
He left her bedroom in their shared flat as it was when she died and even had her clothes dry-cleaned every year.