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Countdown star has told how a celebrity brazenly put his phone under her to upskirt her while she was playing table tennis with her former Strictly dance pro husband Pasha Kovalev.

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The star, 36, also revealed that when a charity checked her direct messages, which she never looks at, they found a torrent of trolling hate and vile sexual content, including 30 videos from one man masturbating.

Riley slammed social media giants for not stopping it and called on them to face the same controls as the normal media, while hailing the forthcoming Online Harms Bill.

Shocking: Countdown star Rachel Riley has told how a celebrity brazenly put his phone under her to upskirt her playing table tennis with her former Strictly dance pro husband Pasha Kovalev (pictured in 2019)

Shocking: Countdown star Rachel Riley has told how a celebrity brazenly put his phone under her to upskirt her playing table tennis with her former Strictly dance pro husband Pasha Kovalev (pictured in 2019)

Riley said: ‘One who shall remain nameless, who people would know, he just got an Apple Watch, and at a party at a friend’s house, I was playing table tennis with Pash, and this guy, in full view of everyone, came, put his phone on the floor under my skirt where I was playing table tennis, and went and sat back down a couple of metres away while him and all his mates looked at his watch.

‘It was like a video basically.So he went and put his phone down so he could look up and went two metres away to go and look at his phone, look up my skirt.’

She told the podcast on Thursday: ‘I wouldn’t call him a friend, but you would know him.I was too polite.

‘Now, being able to digest it and think about it, if someone tried to do that to me again I would break their phone.

Upset: The star, 36, also revealed that when a charity checked her Instagram DMs, which she never looks at, they found a torrent of trolling hate and vile sexual content, including 30 videos from the same man masturbating (pictured with Pasha and their daughter Noa)

Upset: The star, 36, also revealed that when a charity checked her Instagram DMs, which she never looks at, they found a torrent of trolling hate and vile sexual content, including 30 videos from the same man masturbating (pictured with Pasha and their daughter Noa)

‘If they’ve got a problem with that, they can go to the police and we can deal with it in the public.

‘That a man obviously thought he could get away with blatantly, brazenly putting his phone, upskirting me on a video for his friends on his phone, and it would be fine!

‘Now I would just break his phone and deal with it afterwards.’

She continued: ‘But at that time Pasha went up, picked his phone up, and politely went and took it to him, and just gave him a really awful look like ‘what the hell are you doing?’

Having her say: Riley slammed social media giants for not stopping it and called on them to face the same controls as the normal media, while hailing the forthcoming Online Harms Bill (pictured on Countdown)

Having her say: Riley slammed social media giants for not stopping it and called on them to face the same controls as the normal media, while hailing the forthcoming Online Harms Bill (pictured on Countdown) 

‘I think the days of being polite, meek and mild, to someone who wants to grab you, nah, done with that.’

Riley also told of the sick social media comments and messages she receives and click here to read called for action to protect teenage girls in particular.

Rachel who has faced a barrage of anti-semitism for speaking out against it, said: ‘I’m an ambassador for a charity called the Centre for Countering Digital Hate, who I think are the best people in the entire world, I absolutely love them.And they said to me ‘can we look at your Instagram DMs because we want to see what’s in there?’

‘And I don’t check my Instagram DMs. I’ve got so much social media in my life, emails, WhatsApps, friends’ kids, even if I wanted to, I don’t have time.

‘So they looked at my Instagram DMs, and they found I think one guy had sent like 30 something videos of himself w**king.

‘And they gave me the details of like some of the things he was saying.

‘It’s not that I’m upset that I’ve got it, it’s the thinking that my friends’ teenage girls are on this platform.

‘And especially DMs, because no-one else can see it, and I think I’ve obviously had a lot of trolling on Twitter from activism stuff and anti-semitism stuff, and the thing about being trolled you’re the only one that really sees all of it.

‘And no-one can understand what’s it’s like to have that level of trolling, and that many people saying things, or sending you things.

Family: Rachel shares six-month-old Noa and two-year-old Maven with Pasha - who she says supported her after the upskirting incident

Family: Rachel shares six-month-old Noa and two-year-old Maven with Pasha – who she says supported her after the upskirting incident 

‘It’s very, very lonely.And to think that there are teenage girls. It’s one of the most vulnerable times in your life.

‘We know that teenage girls are really susceptible to external opinions of them or pressures.

‘And to thing that randomers can send them videos of themselves w**king.And that Instagram finds that acceptable. Because they’ve got the technology – they’re owned by Meta, Facebook, they can look at an image and describe it for visually impaired people and say ‘this is a dog on a beach’.

‘They’re really proud that they’ve got this technology, yet they allow random people that you don’t follow to send you w***ing videos.

‘There’s no money in it for them to not.

‘So one of my big things that I like to bang my drum about is supporting CCDH and the Online Harms Bill to actually make social media liable like the regular media is.

‘And I didn’t realise it was a thing that people have little chat groups.So you can imagine the worst chat groups that a bunch of people might have, sending like the worst stuff, and they just add celebrities in for chits and giggles presumably. And they send literally violent videos.

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