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Richard Sharp has resigned as chairman of the BBC after a damning report found that his appointment broke corporation rules. The former banker’s failure to disclose that he had helped Boris Johnson secure an £800,000 loan was a clear “conflict of interest”, said Adam Heppinstall KC, who led the inquiry. “Spoilsports”, says The Sun, after rail union bosses announced a fresh wave of strikes targeting the FA Cup final, Epsom Derby and Eurovision. Train drivers will walk out on 12 May, 31 May and 3 June, which will also affect Beyoncé’s London tour dates and a Test match at Lord’s. American TV host Jerry Springer has died aged 79. The Jerry Springer Show was “the most controversial and boundary-pushing talk show in history”, says BBC News. Memorable guests during its 27-year run included a Missouri man who married a pony, and a mother-daughter dominatrix duo who brought their sex slave on to the stage.