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Queen of the ladettes: TV is too crude these days.

Byline: MARK JEFFERIES Showbiz Editor

RADIO DJ Sara Cox's days of hard partying are so far behind her that she finds Come Dine With Me raunchy, she revealed.

Former ladette Sara, who hosted Channel 4's edgy The Girlie Show during the 1990s, lamented the crudeness of modern TV.

The mum-of-three, 39, admitted: "I used to watch Come Dine With Me with my daughter Lola, who's nine.

"But I can't any more because they've always got strippers on or someone with their cleavage out.

"It's a shame, because it used to have a real innocence to it." Sara, who recently jumped ship from BBC Radio 1 to Radio 2, also blasted the sexist lyrics of modern hits. Asked which station she preferred, she told the Radio Times: "I love the music at both but there will always be the odd song that isn't for me. Someone like [rapper] Pitbull on Radio 1 makes my soul weep with the way he sings about women - I just couldn't bear playing that."

Sara also insisted she had settled down by the time she hosted Radio 1's breakfast show during the early noughties. She said: "I never used to pretend that I was 'the youth' when I was at Radio 1. "People knew that I'd gone to bed at 9.30 the night before, having prepared a casserole."

Sara also told how she still dreamt of acting and wanted to write. She added: "I wouldn't mind if Martin Freeman was to demand me in his next project, but actually I need to get round to some writing. When you're doing the school run and walking the dog it's pretty tricky to find time to become a world-famous writer and Oscar-winning actress."


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 27, 2014
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