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He was quite boisterous but we didn’t make love – we just kissed passionately while rolling from side to side.
We were on a pull-down sofa-bed worryingly close to a fire, and I remember fearing we might be set alight.
Many cannot remember a time when I was not on television and perhaps, for them, I will for ever be the voice of benign authority, the queen of famine appeals and sticky-back plastic.
But this view of me, however deep-rooted, is completely false. Despite my rather conformist reputation, I was often naughty in my youth – a bit wild, even.
Later that year I joined the Blue Peter presenting team, earning about £30 a programme.
In 1964, the show went twice-weekly and I had to give up announcing altogether. He was lovely – warm, interesting and fun – and he was between marriages.
Then, in 1954, as a rather naive 16-year-old, I started at RADA where my contemporaries included Peter O’Toole, Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Richard Briers, Peter Bowles and the charismatic Albert Finney, whom I thought was hugely attractive.
So it’s a wonder that I ever appeared on children’s television.
Putting the record straight does not come naturally.
If the truth about my private life remained hidden from the wider world, I was not so fortunate with an outright lie: the claim that I had been in a relationship with the lesbian singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading.
It is nearly 30 years since this piece of misinformation started circulating.
For decades the much loved presenter has endured rumours about her private life.