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Rhian Sugden brands Steve Allen a ‘professional bully’ as she slams him after ‘chubby’ remark

Rhian Sugden and Megan McKenna have hit out at Steve Allen amid calls to have him sacked from LBC radio over his shock ‘chubby’ comments towards Tilly Ramsay.

Taking to social media on Friday, Rhian branded the radio presenter, 67, a ‘professional bully’ as she recalled all the ‘vile’ things he’s said about her over the years.

Meanwhile, Megan shared clips from Steve’s radio show to her Instagram in which he called her ‘ugly’, with the former TOWIE star urging everyone to ‘be kind’. 

Having her say: Megan shared clips from Steve's radio show to her Instagram in which he called her 'ugly', with the former TOWIE star urging everyone to 'be kind'

Speaking out: Rhian Sugden and Megan McKenna have hit out at Steve Allen amid calls to have him sacked from LBC radio over his shock ‘chubby’ comments towards Tilly Ramsay

Steve hit headlines earlier this week after calling Strictly Come Dancing‘s Tilly Ramsay, 19, ‘chubby’ in a disgusting outburst, to which she responded saying she had been ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks.

Sharing her own ordeal, Rhian, 35, told how the radio star had been ‘vile’ to her over the years and even left her in floods of tears as she listened to her slamming her on the radio.

She penned: ‘Completely agree about Steve Allen needing to be cancelled. He has been VILE to me over the years on LBC. More than once.

Backlash: Taking to social media on Friday, Rhian branded that radio presenter, 67, (pictured) a 'professional bully' as she recalled all the 'vile' things he's said about her over the years

Backlash: Taking to social media on Friday, Rhian branded that radio presenter, 67, (pictured) a ‘professional bully’ as she recalled all the ‘vile’ things he’s said about her over the years

Outrageous: Steve hit headlines earlier this week after calling Strictly Come Dancing 's Tilly Ramsay , 19, 'chubby' in a disgusting outburst

Outrageous: Steve hit headlines earlier this week after calling Strictly Come Dancing ‘s Tilly Ramsay , 19, ‘chubby’ in a disgusting outburst

Evidence: Sharing her own ordeal, Rhian, 35, told how the radio star had been 'vile' to her over the years and even left her in floods of tears as she listened to her slamming her on the radio

Evidence: Sharing her own ordeal, Rhian, 35, told how the radio star had been ‘vile’ to her over the years and even left her in floods of tears as she listened to her slamming her on the radio

Question: When one Twitter user asked: 'Why has he even got an issue with you? What on earth have you done in your life or career to offend that horrible man?' Rhian was quick to respond: 'Good question. I’ve never even met the guy'

Question: When one Twitter user asked: ‘Why has he even got an issue with you? What on earth have you done in your life or career to offend that horrible man?’ Rhian was quick to respond: ‘Good question. I’ve never even met the guy’

‘Mocking my career, mocking me as a person, calling me things like a “dreary washed up, old woman” and a “waste of air”.’

Responding to a historic comment from a Twitter user calling him out over his comments in the light of Caroline Flack’s death, Rhian added: ‘I even tried to call up the show after being in tears in the back of an Uber. 

‘Listening to him laying into me live on air. Other people noticed his behaviour yet that professional bully was just allowed to carry on and hurt other people for entertainment.’ 

Making her feelings clear: After sharing her post on Instagram, Rhian then responded to fans telling her ignore the haters, with the beauty hitting out at 'victim blaming mentality'

Making her feelings clear: After sharing her post on Instagram, Rhian then responded to fans telling her ignore the haters, with the beauty hitting out at ‘victim blaming mentality’

Change of mood: The glamour model the attempted to 'lighten the mood' by sharing a sizzling snap in her 'very nice undies', with Rhian looking stunning in a busty pink bodysuit

Change of mood: The glamour model the attempted to ‘lighten the mood’ by sharing a sizzling snap in her ‘very nice undies’, with Rhian looking stunning in a busty pink bodysuit

When one Twitter user asked: ‘Why has he even got an issue with you? What on earth have you done in your life or career to offend that horrible man?’

Rhian was quick to respond: ‘Good question. I’ve never even met the guy.’

After sharing her post on Instagram, Rhian then responded to fans telling her ignore the haters, with the beauty hitting out at ‘victim blaming mentality’.

She penned: ‘Also please don’t message me saying – you should just ignore the haters and the bully’s and all those people who who are nasty to you on a day to day basis, you’re giving them the attention they want.

‘Please don’t tell me how I should react to the abuse I receive. It’s such victim blaming mentality.

‘Its affects me and upsets me. It’s uncalled for. If I want to call people out on it, I will.’ [sic]

Shocking: Meanwhile, Megan played a clip of some of the rude comments Steve has made about her in the past, with one scathing tirade saying: 'She's the ugly one.

Shocking: Meanwhile, Megan played a clip of some of the rude comments Steve has made about her in the past, with one scathing tirade saying: ‘She’s the ugly one.

How rude: 'I mean she really is ugly. She's the one who's ugly and abuses the privilege. You know they say "lived-in face" in her case, squatters'

How rude: ‘I mean she really is ugly. She’s the one who’s ugly and abuses the privilege. You know they say “lived-in face” in her case, squatters’

Uncalled for: While a second clip heard him slate her music career and singing voice after she knocked Taylor Swift off the number one spot in the charts

Uncalled for: While a second clip heard him slate her music career and singing voice after she knocked Taylor Swift off the number one spot in the charts

Strong message: Showing solidarity to Tilly and Gemma Collins, she simply penned in her caption: '#bekind Showing my support for @tillyramsay & Gemma x.'

Strong message: Showing solidarity to Tilly and Gemma Collins, she simply penned in her caption: ‘#bekind Showing my support for @tillyramsay & Gemma x.’

The glamour model the attempted to ‘lighten the mood’ by sharing a sizzling snap in her ‘very nice undies’, with Rhian looking stunning in a busty pink bodysuit. 

Meanwhile, Megan, 29, played a clip of some of the rude comments Steve has made about her in the past, with one scathing tirade saying: ‘She’s the ugly one.

‘I mean she really is ugly. She’s the one who’s ugly and abuses the privilege. You know they say “lived-in face” in her case, squatters.’

While a second clip heard him slate her music career and singing voice after she knocked Taylor Swift off the number one spot in the charts.

Showing solidarity to Tilly and Gemma Collins, she simply penned in her caption: ‘#bekind Showing my support for @tillyramsay & Gemma x.’

Shock: It comes after Gemma Collins took to Instagram on Friday to share a bottom-baring selfie in response to LBC DJ Steve Allen's latest trolling campaign

Shock: It comes after Gemma Collins took to Instagram on Friday to share a bottom-baring selfie in response to LBC DJ Steve Allen’s latest trolling campaign

Amid the outpouring of support for Tilly, several celebrities have come forward to share their own experiences of being trolled and to call for him to be fired, with the likes of Gemma Collins and Amy Hart leading the way. 

The GC took to Instagram on Friday to share a bottom-baring selfie in response to LBC DJ Steve Allen’s latest trolling campaign. 

The radio presenter’s comments comes years after he branded Gemma ‘fat’ and likened her to Star Wars character Jabba The Hutt. 

Alongside the smouldering snap, Gemma, 40, penned a lengthy caption, in which she took aim at both Steve and LBC for the comments, before admitting that she had been left feeling vulnerable over the situation and memory of his comments. 

Her impassioned message read: ‘I’ve had a few people this past week… month… ten years in spotlight be rude to me about me…

‘Firstly I’m sorry my bright light reminds you of how miserable you are and secondly Y’all need to all remember who the F I IS… a Romford girl that’s smashed it on so many levels. I was so upset about the targeting of @tillyramsay… 

Hitting out: Alongside the smouldering snap, Gemma, 40, penned a lengthy caption, in which she took aim at both Steve and LBC for the comments, before admitting that she had been left feeling vulnerable over the situation and memory of his comments

Hitting out: Alongside the smouldering snap, Gemma, 40, penned a lengthy caption, in which she took aim at both Steve and LBC for the comments, before admitting that she had been left feeling vulnerable over the situation and memory of his comments

‘Then I got attached to the story because of someone being cruel about me and do you know what guys it does upset you when it gets brought to light all day yesterday it was covered … is the radio station going to deal with this?…

‘Everyone vote this weekend and get behind @tillyramsay what’s gone on is disgusting unless you can match what I’ve achieved don’t even bother…

‘Having to relive the cruel comments yesterday really has got my day off to a vulnerable start but don’t worry. Il get up and at them today do my work and do it for everyone who puts up with any sort of crap in their life ! X… 

'Kiss my big juicy a**': Gemma Collins has spectacularly clapped back at LBC's Steve Allen after it emerged that he had called her 'fat' and compared her to Jabba The Hutt in a slew of cruel tweets

‘Kiss my big juicy a**’: Gemma Collins has spectacularly clapped back at LBC’s Steve Allen after it emerged that he had called her ‘fat’ and compared her to Jabba The Hutt in a slew of cruel tweets

‘I never been given anything I didn’t come from a rich family everything I got I GOT IT I PAID for it I made my own life though hard work RESPECT’. 

Her new post comes after Gemma spectacularly clapped back at Steve, when she took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snap of a delicious slice of chocolate cake from high-end eatery Caffe Concerto and said ‘Kiss my big juicy a**’. 

The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate wrote, ‘OOOOO STEVE ALLEN JOIN ME FOR SOME CAKE HUN AND LEAVE THE LOVELY @TILLYRAMSAY ALONE SHE’S BEAUTIFUL THE GC HAS SPOKEN !!!! KISS MY BIG JUICY A**!!!!! [sic].’

Gemma wasn’t the only reality star to be picked apart by Steve, with Love Island contestant Amy Hart revealing she was also on the receiving end of his cruel jibes. 

Speaking to The Sun, Amy revealed she had been called ‘desperate and pointless’ and said the radio host has even targeted her family because Steve knows her uncle as they’re both members of The Magic Circle. 

‘I know he brings me up about once a week and my family. He talks about my family as well, about my mum and dad and how we are all so desperate to be famous.’

Saying Steve seems to be ‘obsessed’ with her, Amy added: ‘He says I have no talent, I am lazy, that I am pointless, I am desperate etc. 

‘We contacted LBC and they said he trolls everyone, it’s just his thing. I sort of just took that.’ 

Speaking up: Tilly then responded to the savage remarks with a lengthy Instagram post where revealed that she was 'learning to accept' herself but had still been left 'hurt' by the shocking remarks

Speaking up: Tilly then responded to the savage remarks with a lengthy Instagram post where revealed that she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but had still been left ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks

It’s not just celebrities have taken aim at, but even his own listeners, as he tweeted in 2013: ‘Some poor creature suggested that many of my listeners are female and overweight, bloody cheek, nobody is allowed to listen over 10 stone.’

The resurfaced tweets come after  Steve said of Strictly contestant Tilly earlier this week: ‘I’m bored of her already. She’s a chubby little thing isn’t she. Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking I should imagine.’

Tilly then responded to the savage remarks with a lengthy Instagram post where revealed that she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but had still been left ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks.

Controversial: While there has been an outpouring of support for Tilly and mounting calls for Steve to be sacked from his LBC show, Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke out in his defence

Controversial: While there has been an outpouring of support for Tilly and mounting calls for Steve to be sacked from his LBC show, Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke out in his defence

Shock: In the post, Tilly revealed that she was 'learning to accept' herself but had still been left 'hurt' by the shocking remarks

Shock: In the post, Tilly revealed that she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but had still been left ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks

While there has been an outpouring of support for Tilly and mounting calls for Steve to be sacked from his LBC show, Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke out in his defence.

The Talk Radio presenter, 53, claimed on Thursday’s episode of This Morning: ‘The issue is weight and teenage girls and obesity is a concern to doctors.’ 

But viewers were quick to disagree online as many took to Twitter to call Julia ‘totally out of order’ and question  ‘why can’t people just be kind?’    

WHO IS STEVE ALLEN? 

Steve, 67, first worked as a nightclub DJ where he met long-time friend Dale Winton and subsequently joined the United Biscuits Network, a radio station broadcasting to workers in the United Biscuits factories

UBN closed in 1979, and Allen joined LBC as presenter of the Night Extra programme. 

He then moved on to present The Night is Young on the station. 

When LBC was separated into two stations- 1152 AM and 97.3 FM, Steve presented the afternoon show for London Talkback Radio and Saturday Night Out. 

Currently, Steve presents the early breakfast show on LBC between 4am and 7am from Monday to Friday.

The show involves discussion of stories from the day’s newspapers, and his personal anecdotes and gripes about daily life. 

In 2015, Allen released a book entitled So You Want to be a Celebrity?  

The man behind the voice: Steve (pictured in 2012) presents the early breakfast show on LBC between 4am and 7am from Monday to Friday

The man behind the voice: Steve (pictured in 2012) presents the early breakfast show on LBC between 4am and 7am from Monday to Friday

 


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