The former CBB star surprised viewers with a harrowing past

Kim Woodburn is definitely one of showbiz’s more outspoken entities – so when it was announced that she’d appear as a guest on the Loose Women panel, viewers were prepared for a memorable segment.

However, the Celebrity Big Brother star created waves in ways unexpected when she revealed that she suffered sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of her father.

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Kim, former host of How Clean is Your House?, joined the panel on Tuesday’s edition (28th February) and was her reliably no-holds-barred self, discussing her reality TV exploits and those she’s met along the way.

However, the panel was shocked when, in a discussion about her tough childhood, she revealed that she’d been abused by her father. Beginning with her relationship with her mother, she recounted:

‘Her favourite phrase was, “If I’d have known what you were going to be like, I’d have sent you back.”

‘I don’t let it affect my life, but I’ll see a parent and child out, and think, “You’re a good mum.”‘

Things turned even darker when she was asked about her relationship with her father. ‘My dad was a Royal Marine, and he was rather a naughty man,’ she began to Janet Street-Porter.

‘A touch of the old naughty bits with me when he could get away with it.’

Kim Woodburn and Janet Street-Porter (Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

After a shocked Janet confirms that she means that she was abused, 74-year-old Kim then goes on to say that she didn’t tell her mum what was going on.

‘I never told my mum, we didn’t discuss those sorts of things back then. I’m a very kind person, but don’t start on me for no reason because I will crucify you.’

Heartbreaking stuff.

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