The national media had not named him for legal reasons until The Sun did so today.
The newspaper indulged in a classic piece of Fleet Street subterfuge by producing a 'dummy' front page for its earlier editions this morning before naming Mr Harris as a Yewtree suspect in its final edition.
Dummy front pages are used traditionally by newspapers to keep stories exclusive for as long as possible.
His agent and lawyers have declined to comment. But the Mail has been told that Harris vehemently denies the allegations.
Harris, 83, became the 11th man to be detained over the controversial inquiry which critics say has turned into a ‘celebrity witch-hunt’.