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Rolf Harris TV shows canceled following arrest


TV producers in the U.K. have pulled two shows set to feature veteran entertainer Rolf Harris following his arrest last month as part of the ongoing sex abuse investigation surrounding late U.K. TV and radio star Jimmy Savile.

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It emerged on Friday that the 83-year-old was interviewed by cops in London in November and later formally arrested on March 28, before being released on bail.

Following the revelations, producers at Britain's Channel 5 network decided to cancel repeats of "Rolf's Animal Clinic," as well as narrated kids' series "Olive the Ostrich." A spokesperson for the organization 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 program too.

Harris has been bailed until May but his arrest is not believed to be directly linked to late TV/radio host Savile, who was unmasked as a serial pedophile last year. The probe falls under the wider Operation Yewtree investigation which was sparked by the initial allegations against Savile.