BBC’s creative director to be interrogated by MPs

The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee intends to call in Alan Yentob to examine his role in the collapse of the charity Kids Company, of which he was chairman.

Yentob, 68, was previously chair of the arts charity ICA, which ran close to insolvency in 2010. He was also a member of the governing body of the perpetually wobbly South Bank Board.

His external involvements have not been challenged before within the BBC but some believe this latest embarrassment has set the clock ticking on a long career.

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UPDATE: Newsnight has come up with a Yentob letter, warning the Cabinet Office of violence in the streets and ‘descent into savagery’ if Kids Company was not bailed out. Loss of plot.

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