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Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Penny Lancaster breaks down as she recalls horrific bullying at school

Penny speaks out against bullying

Penny Lancaster appeared on Lorraine earlier today and she revealed some rather shocking truths about her time at school as a child.

She spoke about her horrific experience being bullied with one particular attack leaving her bleeding in the street.

Penny has been taking part in a campaign to stop bullying in schools, and she was on Lorraine to talk about that and to recall her own experiences of being picked on during her formative years.

It all ended up with her bursting into tears when a few photos of her during her school days were shown and she revealed that her real troubles started when she was in senior school.

Penny Lancaster on Loose Women - Credit: ITV

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The 48-year-old revealed that she was often bullied for being too tall, too posh and even, on occasion, too smart.

"People picked on me for being too smart, too tall," she told Lorraine.

"I spoke nicely and I didn't want to swear, so I was picked on for that.

That kind of bullying - teasing, slapping me on the head. If it wasn't one thing it was another.

"I had rubbers and pencils and things thrown at me from the back of the classroom on my first day of school."

However, there was one particularly nasty bit of bullying which has stuck in her mind and traumatised her, even to this day.

Penny Lancaster opened up about her bullying experiences on Lorraine - Credit: ITV

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The model recalled: "I remember walking home one day from school one day and there were a couple of girls in an older year and a boy who had a bike and was ramming his bike into my legs until they bled.

"That kind of bullying - teasing, slapping me on the head. If it wasn't one thing it was another."

She continued: "It was pretty hideous at school having things thrown at me by groups of children and being slapped on the forehead because it was too big.

"Telling me my legs too skinny so I wore five pair of tights to make them look thicker they said my hair was too neat so I cut it all off."

It was evidently very hard for Penny to talk about these incidents on live television.

However, this isn't the first time that Penny has spoken about bullying in schools. She recently discussed her son, Alistair, and his difficulties at school due to being Rod Stewart's son.

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