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The theme tune to Jimmy Savile's Jim'll Fix It is one of the top selling iPhone ringtones.

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Despite public outcry over revelations of Savile's child abusing past, the £0.99 jingle is outselling the "laughing chipmunk", a Jack Bauer 24 themed piece, and the explicit ditty "It's Your Wife…" The Savile ringtone is currently number four in the chart of top-ten comedy-themed tones in the Apple iTunes store. Jim'll Fix It comes just below "C*nt calling" at number three.

El Reg notes that although other ringtones have user feedback such as "So funny, couldn't get this out of my head", all the Jim'll Fix It's ratings and comments date from October 2012 and include observations such as: "Pedo man", "Paedo" and "Couldn't possibly get this with what's happening at the mo".

While moves are swiftly afoot to airbrush the late Savile from Britain's history books, the shamed presenter's TV show theme tune is also available for download in the iTunes Music section, where we note the works of disgraced pop star Gary Glitter also remain available. ®

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