The Chase's Jenny Ryan left 'vulnerable and anxious' after being robbed in her own home

The Chase star Jenny Ryan has been left feeling "vulnerable and anxious" after revealing she was the victim of a robbery.

The 42 year old quiz expert, also known as The Vixen, appeared visibly shaken as she recounted the frightening incident in which she fell prey to a cruel scam.

She detailed how a man knocked on her door claiming there was a leak in her flat and needed access to take some photos.

However, once inside, the man entered Jenny's bedroom and stole her mobile phone along with sentimental jewellery, the Mirror reports.

Jenny courageously shared her experience with Morning Live hosts Gethin Jones and Helen Skelton, admitting she felt "stupid" for allowing the man into her home.

Jenny Ryan
The Chase star Jenny Ryan opened up about the terrifying robbery at her home while she was in -Credit:BBC

She recalled: "It was an ordinary morning and I had a ring on the doorbell, let someone into my block of flats.

"He knocked on the door and he told me the building manager was on his way, there'd been a leak, it was to do with the new kitchen - which we did just have a new kitchen fitted, the landlord just put that in."

She recounted the moment the man claimed he needed to snap a few photos as she said: "Maybe I questioned it a little bit. But I thought 'we have had so many people in, it's a quick job, go on I will let him in'.

"Unfortunately he had some bad intentions, he ended up getting into my bedroom with the door closed and when he left I'd realised he had taken my mobile phone and three pieces of jewellery that had been given to me by my parents for special occasions and are irreplaceable."

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In a frantic search for her phone to call her landlord and verify the man's claim to be scheduled for her flat, Jenny found it was missing.

Helen extended her sympathy as she inquired about Jenny's current state of mind.

The Chaser admitted: "Immediately and still now I feel quite stupid. I feel gullible that I let this happen. I know I shouldn't be beating myself up too much as this was a very cunning scam."

She continued: "He was so credible and he had a very slick story and he looked the part, it only took that second for me to accept he was coming in, and once he was inside it was too late, it would be too dangerous for me to challenge him.

Jenny is known for being The Vixen on The Chase -Credit:ITV
Jenny is known for being The Vixen on The Chase -Credit:ITV

"I was by myself. So it's left me feeling quite vulnerable, I'm a bit anxious to be in my flat and be on my own."

The Chase star quickly reported the incident to authorities via their website. However, her distress has only deepened as she's yet to receive a satisfactory response.

Jenny expressed her concerns, saying "Unfortunately all I've had back from them is an automated email saying that they're considering whether they're going to investigate or not."

She further stated: "I've told them that there are probably fingerprints because he moved furniture, there's lots of CCTV on my street and I know exactly where he went because I had the phone on tracker.

"What I really wanted was a police officer or someone from the local force to call me and make sure I was ok because it's a very scary thing, I was feeling very vulnerable."

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