Disgraced Stuart Hall stripped of OBE

Stuart Hall after he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
Stuart Hall after he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
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Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall has been stripped of his OBE in the wake of his conviction for sex offences against children.

A notice was put in the London Gazette this afternoon confirming that the Queen had directed that the honour should be “cancelled and anulled”.

Former It’s A Knockout presenter Hall was made an OBE in 2012 for services to broadcasting and charity.

The 83-year-old is currently serving a 30-month jail term for sexually abusing 13 victims, one as young as nine, over a period of nearly 20 years.

He was initially given a 15-month prison term, but the Court of Appeal ruled that the sentence was “inadequate” and it was doubled in July.

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