Emily Atack explains ‘damage’ caused by sexual harassment that started at age 10

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    Emily Atack has opened up about being the subject of sexual harassment since the age of 10, which has understandably left her 'damaged'.

    The actress and comedian was speaking out ahead of her BBC documentary on the matter, which will air next year.

    The 32-year old explained that she has been harassed for whole life – beginning as a child in the street where she was flashed, and continuing to the present day where she is 'sexually harassed online every day'.

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    Emily, 32, told BBC Radio 4: "I find it ­really tough. I did the ­documentary to talk about the implications. There's no accountability. It’s not ­illegal to send this stuff to people. I’m very damaged by the things that have happened to me."

    She went on to detail her frustration at being blamed for the harassment herself – something she will be exploring in her programme.

    "I’m constantly being blamed for it all," she said. "I’m a very sexually liberated woman, I talk about my life in that way. I’m constantly told I’m to blame. I’m trying to show in this documentary it’s not our fault.

    At the height of her Inbetweeners fame the star was a regular in 'lads mags' and newspapers, appearing in a number of sexy shoots.

    Emily continued: "I’m proud of them [photoshoots]. The problem is as women we’re not allowed to celebrate those things without ­looking like we’re flaunting it and looking for this negative attention. It takes the joy out of what you’re doing. That joy was taken from me."

    Emily, meanwhile, is one of three big names being linked with the role of Big Brother host – when the original reality TV series relaunches on ITV next year.

    Insiders have claimed that the frontrunners for the job include Emily, Capital Breakfast host Roman Kemp and BBC Radio 1's Vick Hope.

    The final decision is expected to be announced by the broadcaster's bosses in the next few weeks.

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