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Crimewatch's Rav seeks fresh beat

Rav Wilding is leaving Crimewatch after seven years on the BBC1 show, it has been announced.

The presenter, who fronts the programme with Kirsty Young and Matthew Amroliwala, is said to want to "do other things".

A BBC spokesman said: "We can confirm that Rav Wilding has made the decision to leave Crimewatch after more than seven years in this role.

"He will leave after December's programme. The BBC is very grateful for all of Rav's work on Crimewatch and wishes him well for the future.

"No decision has yet been made on who will take over Rav's role in the new year."

The former policeman, who split from Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton after they were spotted arguing in a park in April, took part in the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

He joined the Metropolitan Police in 2000 after four years in the Army.

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