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I was bullied, says Fearne Cotton

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Fearne Cotton has revealed she was bullied at school for having a job on TV.

The 28-year-old Radio 1 DJ and TV star got her first job presenting on The Disney Club when she was just 15.

Fearne told The Guardian: "I got a huge amount of s**t for it from the older girls - I would want to bunk off school most days, but I kept going in. I had a tough time for a while."

She went on: "Oh, you know, typical stuff. They would shout stuff out across the lunch hall, throw things, b***hy comments. It happens in every school, there's always an element of bullying. But my friends were brilliant because they stuck up for me and would be mouthy back."

She added: "Luckily it's turned out OK. To be doing what I'm doing now, it was worth it, in a cheesy way, to have gone through a tiny amount of s**t at school."

Fearne feels she missed out on some of her childhood, but doesn't regret it.

She said: "My friends were going out, had jobs and boyfriends, and I was presenting a show that led into cartoons.

"I missed every school prom and I didn't get to go out drinking cider in the park with my mates. So I did give up on some of those things, but I look back and I'm so glad I did it.

"Apart from going to gigs, I like sitting in a nice pub and doing a pub quiz. I love the sanctuary of my house and I feel like I need never leave at times. I have to be wrenched out, because I love my cats and painting and chilling out there. It's really tragic. Saddo single cat lady, that's me."

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