Richard Madeley has spoken about being ‘actually badly bullied’ throughout his college years.
The Good Morning Britain presenter spoke to co-hosts Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh about his troubling experiences on Wednesday’s present.
The 65-year-old mentioned he was left with a ‘sense of disgrace’ after being focused as a younger boy.
‘I used to be at college lengthy earlier than social media and I obtained actually badly bullied via the primary to years of my Grammar College, after I was about 12 and 13 years outdated,’ Richard mentioned.
‘I dread to assume had we been on-line as effectively, it simply would have been a nightmare.’
He added: ‘I didn’t report it. It was a way of disgrace, not a way of worry, that I used to be being focused.’
Richard beforehand mentioned his expertise on Unfastened Males, a particular episode of Unfastened Ladies to mark Psychological Well being Consciousness.
‘I used to be the sufferer of fairly extreme bullying at my first secondary college, it was an all boys Grammar College within the East Finish of London,’ he mentioned earlier this 12 months.
‘I didn’t actually slot in. I used to be an outsider, and that’s in a short time picked up on whenever you’re at school. The bullying occurred fairly rapidly and have become fairly intense. It was bodily. It might be within the cloakroom and any person would punch you within the face.
‘I’ve nonetheless obtained a damaged nostril from one blow that I had after I was about 13… I let it occur to me. I used to be ashamed that I used to be being picked on. I didn’t know the best way to cope with it.’
It comes after Andi Peters accused co-host Richard of ‘wishful considering’ throughout a frank dialogue on racist social media abuse.
The presenter was speaking about his personal experiences after England’s footballers had been despatched racist abuse after the Euro 2020 last.
Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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