Will the BBC presenter accused of paying a teen for sexually explicit photos be named in the press within a week?
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Non-tabloid, British press. Can be fully couched in "alleged" "accused" "presumably" kind of language, but there must be more or less a consensus that this is the person who is accused.

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predicted YES

Now that Huw Edwards has been named, is that the end of his career? Or will the BBC let him have his job back once this blows over?

bought Ṁ20 of NO

Betting NO only because the question unnecessesarily specifies to "paying a teen girl".

predicted YES

@KongoLandwalker my bad! the one article I read had used female pronouns. should I change this?

Nitpick, but the gender of the teenager has not been made public.

@palcu well, that reduces the chances of the criteria being met, by half

predicted NO

@palcu Newsnight (a BBC show, ironically) actually referred to “the young man” earlier this week. I’m not sure if that was a slip of the tongue or if that’s the BBC confirming that the teenager is male!

predicted NO

@SimonGrayson a young man can be interpreted as a young human. But a teen girl has only one interpretation.

predicted YES

@palcu argh if true I've messed up. what I read used female pronouns for the teen and male for the presenter. happy to adjust, but it sounds like people bet with this in mind

predicted NO

@Stralor I think it would be fair to adjust as it doesn’t change things (the market is about the presenter rather than his victim). I bet NO because I don’t think he’ll be named rather than on any kind of technicality!

Are the people saying that they were betting NO because there’s no presenter with a teenage girl as a victim joking? Or do they really want this to be settled as N/A?

predicted YES

@SimonGrayson I'm adjusting to "teen". If this causes an uproar, I'll place limit orders to buy those affected out or something