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Boris Johnson breaks silence over ‘nonsense’ BBC allegations

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Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is “absolute nonsense” that he was helped by BBC Chairman Richard Sharp to secure a loan guarantee. 

His latest statement comes after days of controversy surrounding his relationship with the BBC boss.

Last week the Sunday Times reported that Mr Sharp helped arrange a guarantor on a loan of up to £800,000 for Mr Johnson in 2020.

Mr Sharp said he had “simply connected” people and there was no conflict of interest while Mr Johnson maintained that his financial arrangements were “properly declared”.

Now, the former Prime Minister has challenged the allegations, adding that Mr Sharp doesn’t know “anything” about his finances.

Mr Johnson told Sky News: “This is a load of complete nonsense. Let me just tell you Richard Sharp is a good and a wise man, but he knows absolutely nothing about my personal finances. I can tell you that for 100 percent ding dang sure.

“This is just another example of the BBC disappearing up its own fundament.”

Mr Johnson’s statement comes shortly after Mr Sharp addressed the allegations 

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