Myleene Klass has revealed that she has been offered work in the entertainment industry in exchange for sexual favours.
The 35-year-old beauty, who shot to fame as part of TV talent show band Hear’Say in 2001, told The Mirror that she doubts she is the only person to have been offered work in exchange for sex - a problem she says that is still rife in the industry.
She said: “I don’t think there’s a single person in the entertainment industry that hasn’t, at some point, experienced the casting couch thing – that’s why there is a term for it, the casting couch. So I’m not saying this like it’s the shock of the century.
“I hear stories all the time. I’m more the boss now so it happens less but people still say sleazy things to me.
“In this industry, people think they’ve got this green light to go ahead and say what they like because there’s no retribution. That’s how it feels, anyway.
“If someone says something dodgy, it’s then a case of ‘oh, I was just joking’ or ‘I’m a bit mad like that, a bit quirky’.
“But I can still get fired, very publicly… there should be boundaries.”
Myleene is the proud parent of her two daughters Hero, 2, and Ava, 5, without a day going by when she isn’t papped doing the school run with the two in tow.
The yummy mummy does admit, however, that she is a strict mum, revealing that she would never want to spoil her children.
She said: “I’m very strict. I won’t allow them to be those sort of spoilt kids because it won’t do them any favours.
“I want to be cool mum but you just can’t be, not all the time. Someone has to hold the reins.
“Unless it’s for dress up, little girls wearing heels is an abomination.
“If make-up is treated as dress up, fine. But if it’s a case of ‘you are only pretty with it’ then it is extremely damaging.
“You’re trying to teach your child self-acceptance, yet you’re saying she’s only good enough if her eyelashes are a certain length. I don’t agree with it.”
[Myleene Klass may as well be on a photoshoot as she picks up Ava on the school run]
[Myleene Klass shows off her TINY bikini body as she paddleboards with a new man on holiday]