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Cliff Richard questioned over Jill Dando's death


Jill Dando and Sir Cliff Richard in 1997
Former Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman and singer Sir Cliff Richard were interviewed by police after Jill Dando’s murder to give an insight in to her personal life, we can reveal.
The pair were spoken to as witnesses by detectives seeking to build a picture of Jill’s routine shortly after the killing.
Paxman said he had got to know Jill “pretty well” after they met in 1987, 12 years before the murder, working on BBC Breakfast Time.
The University Challenge host, 64, later used to send her jokey emails while she was on live TV reading the Six O’Clock news.
When the pair worked together they were regulars at a wine bar near BBC TV Centre in London.
Pop legend Sir Cliff, 74, said he had known Jill for around five years before the murder.
He said they spent time together alongside showbiz pals including the late Hollywood star Robin Williams and TV host Gloria Hunniford.
Sir Cliff told officers: “Jill was a lovely person. She was not having any problems in her life.
"I could think of no person who would want to harm Jill.”
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