The Crown rewrites history as TV bosses cut Jimmy Savile out of show

Producers of hit Netflix series The Crown have decided not to feature prolific paedophile Jimmy Savile in an upcoming episode.

The show, which traces the earlier lives of the British family, usually offers several historically accurate story lines.

Bosses have decided, however, that it would have been 'insensitive' to feature the disgraced TV personality.

The episode in question – part of the upcoming fourth series – focuses on the 1984 Royal Variety Performance.

A source explained to The Sun that showrunners felt that the sexual predator did not deserve any such television appearance.

“The creators felt it would be insensitive for such a sadistic predator to have even a second of airtime,” a source told the publication.

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In real life, Jimmy Savile introduced himself to the royal cohort during the event whilst dressed as a theatre doorman.

During the gathering, he then greeted and shook hands with several prominent Windsors including Princess Diana.

The original celebration, hosted by Max Bygraves, took place at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.

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When Savile died in 2011, an enormous scandal erupted which revealed that he had sexually assaulted hundreds of children and adults during his career.

It has since been revealed that the show's creators have re-jigged several features of the upcoming episode and even chose a different location for filming.

Whereas the Queen Mother and the Princess Of Wales were the original guests of honour, the show has also decided to rewrite history and feature the Queen and Prince Phillip instead.

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Although Netflix is yet to reveal when season 4 will return, The Crown is expected to air at some point near the end of this year.

Among new characters set to hit the set, the series will examine the premiership of Margaret Thatcher as well as look deeper at the royal marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Bosses have also already confirmed that actress Imelda Staunton will then assume the role of the Queen for the fifth season, bringing the drama into the events of the 21st century. 

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