Holly Willoughby spoke out in an interview about a campaign to make upskirting a sexual offence.
The TV presenter recently posted a picture of various female celebrities at the Brit Awards last month, furiously claiming time is ‘apparently up’ on the Time’s Up movement, which works to combat sexual harassment.
Holly was among the stars at the Brits carrying a white rose to highlight sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.
Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield spoke to Gina Martin on Thursday’s This Morning, who wants upskirting – taking pictures underneath a woman’s skirt without her consent – to be made into a specific offence after it happened to her at a festival.
The topic turned to Holly’s social media post, as Phil noted that he was treated differently from the women he works with in showbusiness.
Looking at a photo of Holly getting out of a car, Phil said: ‘Working with Holly and other women in this industry, you notice that at events with the Time’s Up campaign…you have women walking down the red carpet with white roses, saying, “Okay time’s up”. Then at the end of the night you’ve got paps taking those [pictures].
‘That’s a mild image compared to some of the ones you see.’
‘You see the cameraman go really down on the floor,’ he said to Holly.
Holly added: ‘Oh yeah, they go really low, and then it’s “grapples with her assets”, and it’s like, well that’s not what was happening. I was trying to hide my modesty, and protect myself.’