Coleen met Sir Jimmy in 1979

Coleen Nolan has claimed that Sir Jimmy Savile invited her back to his hotel room after she performed on Top Of The Pops at the age of 14.

The TV presenter’s sisters – who performed as girl band The Nolans – stopped Coleen from meeting up with host Jimmy after seeing him put his arm around her live on air.

‘I did think: “Oh my God”. It was kind of impressive that this famous DJ had asked me to go with him to his hotel room,’ says Coleen, 47.

‘When someone that famous wants to spend time with you, you’re thrilled. I thought: “Oh wow”. But my sisters told me: “That’s not right Coleen, that’s just weird.”‘

A number of women have spoken out about their alleged teenage sexual encounters with Jimmy – who died aged 84 last year – since documentary Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile aired last week.

Coleen thinks she had a ‘lucky escape’ by refusing to go to his suite in Blackpool.

‘Considering what’s come out, I feel thankful nothing like that happened to me,’ Coleen tells the Daily Star Sunday.

‘If I had gone ahead with it and innocently met him then obviously I would have had the same fate.’


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