And what, if after Jimmy dies, all these rumours or similar stories form part of his legacy?
“Bollix to my legacy. If I’m gone, that’s that.”
Yet claims that Jimmy Savile was a necrophiliac or paedophile might even now sour the minds of fans who are children. Or were, when they first heard his name.
“Grown ups can be kidded but as with these people here in the Central Remedial Clinic kids can’t be kidded,…They smell the truth, they sense it. If any of those stories were true they’d know it. And I have to say that all the things I’ve done in my life including Top of the Pops have got to be worthwhile to allow me to sit here today. And be accepted by these children who have such crosses to bear. In that sense, whatever is said after I’m gone is irrelevant.”