Tv bosses in the U.K. have pulled two shows set to feature veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris following his arrest last month (Mar13) as part of the ongoing sex abuse investigation surrounding late U.K. Tv and radio star Sir Jimmy Savile.
It emerged on Friday (19Apr13) that the 83 year old was interviewed by cops in London in November (12) and later formally arrested on 28 March (13), before being released on bail.
Following the revelations, chiefs at Britain's Channel 5 network decided to axe repeats of Rolf's Animal Clinic, as well as narrated kids' series Olive the Ostrich.
A spokesperson for the organisation states, "While this legal matter involving Rolf Harris is ongoing we have removed Olive the Ostrich and repeats of Rolf's Animal Clinic from the schedule."
Bosses at Nickelodeon, which also screens the children's show, decided to shelve the programme too.
Harris has been bailed until May (13) but his arrest is not believed to be directly linked to late Tv/radio host Savile, who was unmasked as a serial paedophile last year (12). The probe falls under the wider Operation Yewtree investigation which was sparked by the initial allegations against Savile.