A CLOSE pal of Huw Edwards says The Sun's 'sex picture scandal' involving the BBC presenter is a "sad personal story".
The newsreader was named by his wife as the person accused in a Sun expose of spending £35,000 on "sordid pictures".
Edwards is claimed to have given a young person thousands of pounds in exchange for raunchy images "since they were a teenager".
The alleged "victim's" lawyers hit back at the tabloid's story, calling the whole thing "rubbish" and Huw has since been hospitalised.
Speaking on GB News, the star's friend John Sergeant welcomed an apparent pause in coverage of his pal's alleged affairs.
"Whenever I am looking at the coverage, I'm thinking, I wonder what Huw is thinking and how is he getting on," he explained.
In a discussion with Camilla Tominey, he said: "So, I'm looking at it from a very personal point of view.
"So, for me, the dismay really, it's not so much 'why don't we know more', it's almost 'can we just calm down a bit?. We now have a bit of a pause."
He added: "This doesn't mean to say that you don't eventually want to go over the details and argue about what happened.
"It's not a question of, 'we mustn't talk about these things ever'.
"It's just this is a very difficult moment when the main person involved is suffering from mental health issues and that's what I feel very strongly about."
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