ITV Loose Women's Linda Robson bursts into tears as she's 'violated' by fan in horrifying moment

Loose Women star Linda Robson shared a shocking moment when she was groped by a stranger while on holiday with her family.

The Birds of a Feather actress, 66, recalled the terrifying encounter live on air alongside her co-stars. The panelists were disussing sexual harassment, when Linda confessed that the upsetting event brought her to tears.

She described the unsettling event for viewers, stating according to the Mirror that an unsuspecting fan touched her without consent after asking for a photo. Linda recalled: "I was on holiday with my family, my sister, their boys and also my three kids. We were outside a bar all having a seat and a drink, and this young boy came over to me and said, 'Is it okay if I have a photograph?'"

She continued: "So I said, 'Yeah, yeah no problem.' So I stood up to have a photograph, and he put his arm around me and grabbed my breast. The kids started chasing him up the road, thank god they didn't catch him."

Linda admitted that she found the incident extremely "upsetting" and felt "violated." In her words, "Honestly it was one of the most upsetting things that's ever happened to me. Really violating".

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Linda recalled the ordeal live on the ITV show -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

In support, her colleague Nadia Sawalha then shared her own ordeal of sexual harassment encountered during her acting career. "I was about to say I'm ashamed of myself but I shouldn't be because I was the victim," she shared, while discussing the importance of reporting sexual assault. She continued: "Right through my life as an actress I had so many situations that were severely uncomfortable. Never once told anyone or stood up for myself. In my head I was just like, 'This is part of life.'"

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Brenda Edwards chimed in to support her fellow panelist, adding: "It's very important to speak out. I have unfortunately been in that situation in the entertainment industry on more than one occasion where I've been inappropriately touched."

Elsewhere, the ITV daytime programme found itself in a state of chaos last week after Nadia was caught swearing live on air after a surprise from her close friends, swiftly following up with an apology for the blunder.

Reminiscing on closeness with her friends, Nadia revealed a private joke, saying: "It's so weird the way you keep calling her Helen because we only call her t**s!"

The studio exploded with laughter and gasps as Nadia suddenly acknowledged her slip-up and clasped her hand over her mouth. Her friends, finding humour in the situation, teased: "You can't say that, you're going to be in trouble!" as they joined her in apologising.

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