PR guru Max Clifford has been arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
The publicist was held at his Surrey home at 7.40am on suspicion of sexual offences and taken to a central London police station for questioning, a source confirmed.
He was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding Savile and others.
Clifford is the fifth suspect to be arrested - and sixth person to be questioned - in connection with the Yewtree operation which has already cost around £2 million and involves a team of 30 officers.
A Met spokesman said: “The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Others’.
“We are not prepared to discuss further.”