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Ruth Langsford recalls fighting sexism and threatening a co-worker early in her career

Ruth Langsford says that she's fed up of assertive women being called bossy (Image: Getty Images)
Ruth Langsford says that she’s fed up of assertive women being called bossy (Image: Getty Images)

As a young transmission assistant just starting out in her career, Ruth Langsford was learning a new trade that would eventually leader her into presenting, however, it wasn’t all plain sailing.

Speaking on White Wine Question Time, Langsford was recalling her time working for the regional station, Television South West, in Plymouth, Devon.

As the assistant it was her job to make tea for the VT tele-cine engineers who worked next to her control room.

“I used to make like 12 mugs of tea at nine o’clock and 11 o’clock or something,” she told Kate Thornton.

Read more: Ruth Langsford almost quit TV career after sister’s death

“I remember taking this tray round and a guy pinched my arse and I put the tray down. I slammed his tea down, so it slopped.

“And

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Ruth Langsford threatened a co-worker who pinched her bum

As a young transmission assistant just starting out in her career, Ruth Langsford was learning a new trade that would eventually leader her into presenting, however, it wasn’t all plain sailing.

Speaking on White Wine Question Time, Langsford was recalling her time working for the regional station, Television South West, in Plymouth, Devon. 

As the assistant it was her job to make tea for the VT tele-cine engineers who worked next to her control room.

“I used to make like 12 mugs of tea at nine o’clock and 11 o’clock or something,” she told Kate Thornton.

Read more: Ruth Langsford almost quit TV career after sister’s death

“I remember taking this tray round and a guy pinched my arse and I put the tray down. I slammed his tea down, so it slopped.

“And I said, ‘If you ever touch me again? I’ll break your f****** arm’ and I marched

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