He was great about sharing the largesse that his programme got.’Still, her job required sacrifice. ‘The worst was when I’d go to bed feeling fine and wake up with an awful cold.
‘Jeremy Clarkson called Wayne Rooney “a lazy, talentless oaf”.
‘I thought I could get through it and was hopeless at knowing if I’d done a good or bad show.
I could feel very ill through lack of sleep and didn’t realise I sounded as tired as I did.’Besides, she robustly defends her right to speak her mind.
They criticised her straight-talking and highly emotive style.
Most damaging of all was the allegation that her free-flowing dialogue was the result of alcohol and that Sarah was broadcasting while drunk.They nicknamed her ‘Bunty Bagshawe’ and called in with tales of their daily lives.