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New Sky host Mee claims sexism in sport still exists

By Joe Nerssessian

Published 17/10/2016

Sexism exists: Sarah-Jane Mee (Sky/PA)
Sexism exists: Sarah-Jane Mee (Sky/PA)

The woman replacing Eamonn Holmes on Sky News' breakfast show Sunrise has revealed she has experienced sexism as a woman working in sport.

New host Sarah-Jane Mee told Hello! magazine: "Working in sport can be extremely intimidating.

"For a while I had sleepless nights about it.

"Unfortunately, there was, and can still be, a lot of sexism and patronising behaviour, especially from the old boys in sport.

"They would make sexist comments and then say, 'It's just banter'.

"But if I'm not laughing, it's not funny - eventually they stopped."

Belfast-born Holmes left Sunrise on Thursday after 11 years.

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