Sue Hymns Jimmy Savile Girlfriend
Sir Jimmy Savile was never married he remained a Playboy until the day of his death, but little did we know that he did had a secret girlfriend , her name is Sue Hymns and todays she speaks up about her relationship with the famous British Personality.
Jimmy Savile died on October 29th at the age of 84, he never spoke about his personal life, he even avoid or change the subject when the topic came up, some people even thought he might be gay, after all he spoke way too much about the duchess a nickname he used to referred to his mother.
There was a 23 year age difference between them, but that never matter to Sue Hymns now 61, she first met Jim as she calls him on September 23, 1968 she was 18 at that time. Sue recalls..
‘I saw him and thought: “Oh my God, it’s Jimmy Savile, please don’t talk to me.” I was only 18 then, and he was so famous.
‘He did his “now then, now then” routine — Jim never said hello — and I tried to think of something to say. I mentioned a friend called Ray whom I knew Jim had taught to DJ, and Jim replied: “Let’s not talk about Ray; let’s talk about you.”
Then for 43 years they kept and on- off relationship that remained secret even to Savile’s closest friends, they split up for some time in 1970 , Sue Hymns got married to an advertising executive in 1975 and gave birth to her daughter Lindsay now 35 years old, but after her marriage failed in 1983 she began dating a mill owner for the next four years, she reconnected with Jimmy in 1991 when she saw him at a restaurant, they got back together after that. They would eat together at their favorite restaurant in Leeds, when they bump to someone and asked who Sue was he would said,”Oh this is Sue my secretary” In another occasion they attended a charity event and met with Liz Dawn who asked Jim about Sue, he told her
“Oh, this is Sue. I found her in the street one day, homeless.” turning to Hymns and telling her “Oh love, oh you poor darling.”
Sue was never upset about him knot acknowledging her.
Jim had decided early on that because of his showbiz lifestyle, marriage and children would never work,’ she explains.
‘But our relationship this time round moved on to a more mature level. Besides, she says, the arrangement suited her. I had my daughter and didn’t want another man moving in,although Jim got on very well with Lindsay and came to her 18th birthday party.’
Sue moved to London in 2004 to be close of her daughter and her two grandchildren, that got Jim a bit upset
Jim was grumpy about it. I think if he had asked me not to go, I wouldn’t have, but he couldn’t say it. But he did say to a friend once: “You know she left me? I would never have left her.” That upset me.
‘But we got back into a routine of me going up to Leeds once or twice a month, and after that he became more affectionate. ’
The last time Sue saw Savile was in August when they went out for Pizza.
When I walked into the flat he gave a little sigh and said: “Oh, you’re back at last.” He was very slow, he had little energy.’
In September he was at the hospital with pneumonia, but Sue was told he was getting better so she didn’t rush to his side.
‘When he came out of hospital, we agreed I would go up to see him when he was feeling well again — he really hated anyone seeing him when he was poorly.’
She never got a chance to him again, on October 29 he found dead at his flat..
‘I was out shopping with a friend and had just said: “I must call Jim when I get home”, when I received a text message from a friend saying he’d been found dead at the flat. I couldn’t believe it. I bought the papers the next morning and he was on the front pages, and I just thought: “Oh no, that’s my Jim”, and I cried.’
She travel to Leeds two days later and saw him at his partially open coffin
‘I wasn’t sure whether to go, but I’m glad I did, that I saw him one last time. I remember being in the cathedral and not connecting this big event to my Jim. I’m still struggling to take in the fact that he’s gone. I haven’t grieved properly yet. Jim was a kind, loyal and principled man. He never took, he only gave. He was never miserable, and if he was unwell, he wouldn’t show it. He really was a one-off.’
Sue Hymns works as a PA at a health company and lives in her flat in South-West London,
Photos: The Daily Mail.