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Alex Scott, 37, has broken down as she spoke about the alarming social media abuse she received after she was inaccurately named the new host of A Question of Sport.The BBC presenter admitted that she was “scared for [her] life”, which led her to turn to alcohol.
Alex regularly opens up about her personal life and the effect working on TV has on her own mental health.
In a new interview as she prepares to release her autobiography, the star opened up about a time when she nearly gave up.
This comes as the presenter was met with alarming social media hate last year when she was named as the new host for A Question of Sport, replacing Sue Barker.
This was however inaccurate, with Paddy McGuinness taking the role.
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“I didn’t tell anyone, I didn’t tell my mum because I didn’t want her to worry or put that stress on her. I was just that person [who thought] ‘I can look after myself, I can deal with stuff’ but obviously sometimes that’s the wrong way”, she told Women’s Health.
While promoting her biography How (Not) To Be Strong recently, Alex also admitted that she has spent most of her life “putting on an act”.
She said: “I’ve lived my whole life putting on an act, and there’s a lot of things in it that people will have no idea that I went through.
“I’m at a stage in my life where I just want some freedom, and I’ve managed to feel like it’s a time where I can [be open].
“I think everyone will be shocked at the stories in the book”, she told Time Out London.
This comes after Alex broke down on live TV recently when the Lionesses took the Euro 2022 final trophy against Germany.
Speaking emotionally after the game, Alex explained just how important the Lionesses’ victory had been for women’s football, four years after clubs had to be persuaded to host matches.
She said: “This is the moment in English football… back in 2018 we were begging (Premier League) clubs to host games for these championships and many said no.
“I hope they’re watching now… they never saw the vision.”