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Tipping Point star Ben Shephard on ‘mindless horrific vile abuse’ on social media

Ben won't rise to the abuse

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Tipping Point star Ben Shephard once hit back at the “mindless horrific vile abuse” he received from trolls on social media.

The 49-year-old presenter revealed that he was forced to change his Twitter settings to filter out the abuse he gets on the social media platform.

Ben Shephard looking shocked on ITV Good Morning Britain
Ben opened up about the abuse he receives (Credit: ITV)

Tipping Point star Ben Shephard on social media abuse

In an interview in 2022, former GMB star Ben opened up about the abuse he received on social media.

The presenter said that people would be “amazed” at the vile comments he had been subjected to online. The abuse got so bad that he changed his settings to filter it out.

Ben opened up about the abuse in an interview with OK! magazine.

“Social media can be an incredibly important tool for debate but what I don’t need is the mindless horrific vile abuse from people,” he said.

“You’d be amazed – people just want to get a reaction out of me, so I’ve changed my settings on my social media. I just want to be drawn to positivity and optimism and hope,” he added.

Ben Shephard on Tipping Point
The star said he was his own worst critic (Credit: ITV)

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Ben then went on to say that he was his own worst critic as it is. He then went on to speak about how he lost his first job at Channel 4 back in the 1990s.

He described his firing as “brutal”.

Despite going on to establish a career with ITV, previously hosting GMB and now This Morning, Tipping Point, and Ninja Warrior, Ben admitted that he still doubts his abilities.

“I still constantly question if I’m good enough. I’m always trying to improve – that’s one of the brilliant things working alongside Susanna ReidKate Garraway and Ranvir [Singh], and Charlotte [Hawkins] – I feel like I’m learning all the time. Nobody is more critical of me than I am of myself,” he said at the time.

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Robert Emlyn Slater
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