Amy Hart says Steve Allen trolls her all the time and calls for LBC to fire him
Amy Hart has said she is regularly trolled by LBC Radio host Steve Allen just like Tilly Ramsay and has called for the station to fire him.
Former Love Island star Hart, 29, has spoken about the effects of trolling on mental health at the Oxford Union and a media inquiry as well as discussing violence against women on Question Time, but says Allen regularly brands her talentless and pointless on his radio show.
She told The Sun: “He 100% has to be sacked. He’s called me desperate and pointless, why is he still allowed to be on the radio?”
Ramsay, 19, called out Allen earlier this week after he attacked her Strictly Come Dancing performances and called her "chubby" during his show.
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It led to an outpouring of support for Ramsay from her Strictly co-stars and other celebrities who were appalled by the cruel jibe.
Hart continued: "He says I have no talent, I am lazy, that I am pointless, I am desperate etc.
“I don’t want to go on and listen to it. I know he brings me up about once a week and my family. He talks about my family as well, about my mum and dad and how we are all so desperate to be famous.”
The ex-reality TV star said that she became aware of 67-year-old Allen's comments when a friend told her they had heard him discussing her on the radio and claimed he was "obsessed" with her.
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But she admitted that she "just took it" when she heard about the abusive comments and called Ramsay "amazing" for standing up to him, adding that it had encouraged her and others to speak out about what he had said.
Gemma Collins was also found to have been targeted by Allen in historic tweets that show him repeatedly making fun of her weight and appearance during her early days on Towie.
One of those speaking out against Allen was another ex-Love Islander, Dr Alex George, who is a passionate mental health campaigner.
He wrote on Instagram: "I am absolutely horrified by these remarks. It is widely recognised just how damaging such comments about someone’s weight are and the effect they can have on an individual’s mental health.
"We must not only think of the effect on Tilly here, which I can imagine could be significant, but also the potential impact to listeners of the show."
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