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Russell Brand accuses two UK male celebs of being pedophiles

London: Russell Brand stunned a large TV audience in London on Friday by reportedly accusing two UK male celebrities of sexually abusing teenagers.

Gasps were reportedly heard after the 37-year-old comedian made the damaging allegations during a break in filming of a US show, the Sun reported.

Neither of the two men, who were mentioned, has ever been convicted of a sexual offence.

Brand shocked the crowd with a rambling dialogue about paedophiles, Jimmy Savile and the Scotland Yard inquiry into sexual crimes involving celebrities.

According to the Daily Star, Brand told the 200-plus audience, "and you`ve got the lesser ones... the underlings. There`s ______. And some say old ______ is playing around."

An audience member reportedly said that Brand`s claims made the audience quiet uncomfortable, as no-one had heard these stars linked to the Savile case.