TV host Fern Britton opens up about sexual assault

Fern Britton

Fern Britton pictured with Phillip Schofield. Image: Getty

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TV host Fern Britton has revealed she was sexually assaulted in a lift by a man she had just interviewed.

The former This Morning presenter was working for Television South in the late 1980s and early 1990s when the alleged incident occurred, she told the Daily Express.

The 61-year-old said: "I remember doing a television show when I worked for TVS. I was in a lift with a man I'd just interviewed.

 

 

"He suddenly jumped me and started snogging me. I asked him what on earth he thought he was doing. But it didn't seem to shame him into stopping."

She added: "The fact remains the most privileged person on the planet is still the white male.

Britton found fame while presenting Ready Steady Cook in the 1990s. She was later a host of This Morning for 10 years until leaving in 2009.

She is currently starring in a stage production of Calendar Girls.