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Richard Sharp says ‘no conflict of interest’ in appointment as BBC chair

Sharp says he will not step down, despite claims he helped secure £800k loan for Boris Johnson

Richard Sharp has insisted he had no conflict of interest when he was appointed the chair of the BBC by Boris Johnson, despite allegations he helped secure a loan of up to £800,000 for the prime minister only a week earlier.

The BBC chair said on Tuesday he was confident he was given the job in 2021 “on merit” and said he would not step down.

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