Ched Evans
Ched Evans is looking for a club after he was released from jail following a rape convictionGetty

BBC presenter Nick Conrad will be investigated by Ofcom over "ill-judged" comments he made about rape victims during a phone-in about the Ched Evans case.

The watchdog will look into remarks Conrad made on his BBC Radio Norfolk show, where he appeared to partly blame rape victims.

"If you jump into bed naked with a man, if you give him all the signals and then he acts upon them, then you are partially responsible," he said.

"If you don't wish to give out the wrong signals it's best probably to keep your knickers on and not get into bed with him.

"It's the old adage about if you yank a dog's tail then don't be surprised when it bites you."

The BBC was flooded with more than 80 complaints over the comments, which drew criticism for their supposed insensitivity.

Conrad later apologised for any offence he caused, reiterating that rape "is an abhorrent and inexcusable crime and that women and victims were in no way to blame".

The comments came as Evans was linked with a return to football after reports emerged he would re-join former club Sheffield United.

However, the club retracted its offer to allow him to train with the League One club after a number of high-profile exits from the club's board.

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill threatened to have her name removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if Evans rejoined the club.