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23/01/2018 15:24 GMT | Updated 23/01/2018 16:50 GMT

Aled Jones Returns To The BBC Following Investigation Over Alleged Inappropriate Behaviour

He said he 'regrets his past behaviour and is very sorry for the hurt it has caused.'

Aled Jones will continue his role at the BBC, after being investigated for alleged sexual harassment.

Back in November, it was reported that Jones would voluntarily not be appearing on the broadcaster while accusations made by a former female colleague were looked into.

A spokesperson for the ‘Songs Of Praise’ and BBC Radio Wales presenter has now confirmed that he will be continuing his roles at the BBC as usual.

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They said in a statement (via The Sun): “About three months ago Aled voluntarily agreed to step away from his presenting commitments whilst the organisation conducted a review.

“Aled was devastated to learn that some of his past behaviour outside the BBC had caused distress to others. He deeply regrets this behaviour and is very sorry for the hurt it has caused.

“Aled has given his assurance that it will never be repeated. Aled will now continue with his roles at the BBC. There will be no further comment.”

A BBC spokesperson told HuffPost UK: “As Aled has previously confirmed, over recent weeks the BBC has been considering complaints about his past behaviour. During this period, Aled has not been presenting on the BBC.

“While the behaviour under review was not related to his work with the BBC, Aled recognises it was inappropriate and caused real distress to others.  He has apologised for this and assured the BBC that there will be no repeat of this behaviour in future.

“We can confirm that Aled Jones will be resuming his radio and television presenting roles with the BBC over the coming weeks.”

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At the time the allegations were first published in The Sun, Jones denied any inappropriate conduct towards the colleague in question, but did admit to having behaved in a “juvenile” fashion.

His representative said: “Whilst he accepts that his behaviour over a decade ago was occasionally juvenile, as was that of others, he never intended to harass or distress and he strongly denies any inappropriate contact.

“He is, however, deeply sorry for any upset caused and hopes this matter is resolved soon.”

Jones made his last appearance on his BBC Radio Wales show on 22 October, and last hosted ‘Songs Of Praise’ a week prior.