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Prince Charles leads tributes to Jimmy Saville

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have led the tributes to the veteran broadcaster and charity campaigner, Sir Jimmy Saville, who died at his home aged 84 yesterday (October 29).

A Clarence House spokesperson issued the following statement: "The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were saddened to hear of Jimmy Saville's death and their thoughts are with his family at this time."

Saville presented the very first episode of the legendary BBC music programme, 'Top Of The Pops', and through his TV programme, 'Jim'll Fix It', made many children's wishes come true.

Saville had recently spent some time in hospital with suspected pneumonia and would have been 85 tomorrow (October 31).

Saville had raised over £40m and ran more than 200 marathons for charity.

Listen to Russell Brand's interview with Jimmy Saville, and watch an extract from Louis Theroux's programme on him below: