‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Star Katie Derham Reveals That ‘Teen Witches’ Made her Life Miserable at Schools
“Strictly Come Dancing” star Katie Derham recently opened up about how “teen witches” made her life a misery at schools. Read on for more details.
English newscaster and radio and television presenter Katie Derham whirled to the top of the leader board of “Strictly Come Dancing” for the very first time on Saturday, October 17. The judges gave her and her partner, Anton Du Beke, the highest score of the night for their amazing Viennese waltz performance.
Mail Online reported that life has not always been a breeze for Derham, especially when she was studying at an £11,000-a-year private school.
The 45-year-old BBC Radio 3 presenter talked about how she was “excluded” by the “teen witches,” the term she used to call her fellow pupils. Derham said that her “not very cool” hobbies, which also included music and poetry, got on the wrong side of her classmates at Cheadle Hulme School in Cheshire. She attended the said school from age 8 to 18.
“At 12, 13, 15, I had a tougher time. I wouldn’t say they were happy social times. I just used to get hacked off with some of the kids. It was typical teenage girl stuff. I would be very surprised if most people don’t have some experience of that – when you fall out with your gang and it takes a while to find your feet again,” Derham said.
She also explained that girls can be unpleasant at that age. She called it “exclusion” instead of “bullying.” She said that she would like to go back and give reassurance to her younger self. She also added those girls who used to make her feel a miserable about things are all lovely now.
“That’s what happens when you grow up, you grow out of being little witches and settle down,” she said.
It will be recalled that the newscaster was termed as a “late bloomer” as far as her looks are concerned. She said that she used to wear thick glasses and braces. She did not have much confidence when she was younger.
Derham is married to John Vincent, the co-founder of the restaurant chain “Leon,” since 1999. The couple share 2 young daughters.
Photo source: Twitter/Katie Derham