A FAMILIAR face on news media as a presenter and political editor for ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB), Ranvir Singh has earned praise and support in equal measure with her new documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Peadophile.
Hosting the documentary, which explored how Ghislaine Maxwell sank into disgrace through her friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and the pair’s links to Prince Andrew, Singh spoke to victims and also waived her own right to anonymity to talk about being the victim of sexual assault aged just 12. Talking about the moment on GMB, she said: “I was acutely aware we were on camera but it’s a human to human experience when someone is telling you something so painful. So I did say to her ‘something happened to me when I was 12 and I understand you shouldn’t feel guilty about not…’”
And fighting back tears, Singh, now 44, continued: “Do you know what, I’ve only ever told two people in my life. And in the last two weeks, I’ve had to tell family members. So it’s just a bit odd, because it’s not something you generally talk about.”
As the documentary went on air on January 18, 2022, there has been an outpouring of support, with many calling Singh’s empathy and strength an inspiration. In a way, it was yet another example of the determination and positivity that this true ‘Lancashire lass’ has been exhibiting since childhood.
Born in Preston into a Sikh family, she lost her father at an early age. She was able to secure a place in a private school in Kirkham, thanks to a government scholarship. Her determination to justify the faith put in her would pave the way for her subsequent success.
Before joining ITV in 2012, Singh spent 12 years at the BBC