BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences, prosecutors say.
The 65-year-old was held at a south London address in October last year as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree investigation.
The Crown Prosecution Service said a 75-year-old man arrested on the same day will also face no further action.
It said the inquiry concerned allegations of sexual offences against teenage boys in the early 1980s.
Mr Gambaccini has always denied the claims.
Baljit Ubhey, the Chief Crown Prosecutor of CPS London, said: “Having carefully reviewed this case, we have decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute.”
The CPS said the allegations of sexual offences were made by two males believed to be aged between 14 and 15 at the time of the alleged offences.
The allegations were said to have taken place over a two-year period.
Mr Gambaccini and the 75-year-old were arrested at separate addresses on 29 October 2013.
They were the 15th and 17th people detained under Operation Yewtree, which was set up in 2012 following revelations of sexual abuse carried out by DJ Jimmy Savile.
Police say the investigation fell under the strand of the Yewtree termed “others” – those allegations not connected to Savile. The other two strands concern the actions of Savile himself, and those involving “Savile and others”.
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