The entertainer, from originally from Liverpool and now living in Kingston Upon Thames in south west London, was named last night by the Daily Mail.

According to the BBC, Yorkshire police have said that the investigation “is not part of Yewtree, but a separate investigation.”

The entertainer was regular on British TV for over 50 years, hosting quiz shows and hosting variety performances. 
“North Yorkshire police can confirm that a 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate,” said a police spokesman.

Jimmy Tarbuck in 1976 (Getty images)

“The man was arrested in Kingston Upon Thames on Friday 26 April 2013.

“Following questioning, he was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

“The complaint relates to an incident that occurred in the late 1970s when the victim was a young boy.

“It would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”