Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan revealed that child predator Jimmy Savile made progress towards her when she was just 14 years old.
In a later ITV interview, she recalled how Savile invited her to his hotel after the Nolans appeared on Top of the Pops.
Savile promised to “look after” her, the singer and TV star, now 56, said.
Dirty Old Man
Nolan said she thought the presenter of Top of the Pops was a “dirty old man” and was not surprised when his abuse surfaced after his death in 2011.
He was exposed as one of the rampant sex offenders in the UK, who abused his status to abuse hundreds of people.
In an interview with Life Stories by Piers Morgan, Nolan said she did not accept Savile’s invitation.
“At the time I just thought, you dirty old man. As if I’m going to go up there, I wouldn’t do it anyway,” she said.
“I’ve got four sisters on the stage that would have beaten the crap out of him.”
Four of the sisters performed I’m In The Mood For Dancing on the BBC pop show in December 1979. Coleen, the youngest of the eight Nolan siblings, formally joined the family group in 1980, the year she turned 15.
Bernie died of breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 52, while Linda and Anne have both undergone cancer treatment.
Coleen told Morgan that Bernie remained “a massive part of our family” and was “just so full of life” until her death.
“Bernie would not accept any other scenario except she’s going to live,” she said. “And I guess she convinced us of that as well.”
The final episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is broadcast as planned even though the presenter left Good Morning Britain last week after his controversial speeches about the Duchess of Sussex.