Yvette Fielding looks worlds away from her usual self as she sports dramatic streaked hair on This Morning2024
Yvette Fielding looked worlds away from her usual self during an appearance on This Morning on Thursday.
The TV presenter, 55, was sporting her new look for the interview with her locks in contrasting brunette and bleach blonde streaks.
The broadcaster – who has ditched her natural auburn tresses – wore her hair in a poker straight style.
During her interview, Yvette spoke about her new haunted theatres book which saw the sar travel to several different theatres believed to have ghosts.
She said: ‘One of the first locations I investigated was The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Yvette Fielding looked worlds away from her usual self during an appearance on This Morning on Thursday
‘It was when I saw my first, it wasn’t a full ghost, it was just a pair of legs, with over the knee leather boots and all three of us saw it, I didn’t have my camera because I was going to the loo but you can see our reactions on another camera in the hall.’
Asked why she thinks people are interested in ghosts, Yvette said: ‘I think its so popular because it gives people hope.
‘I didn’t believe in life after death before I did this, it used to get me quite down, and now I know there is life after death I think it gives hope to people.’
Yvette added she believes there may be some spirits lurking in the This Morning TV studio.
She said: ‘I would love to be here with my team, in the dark, I think we would get some amazing voices and activity. it would be fabulous.’
It comes after Yvette claimed she was bullied on Blue Peter and forced to live with golden retriever Bonnie during her ‘traumatic’ first year.
The presenter, who became the show’s youngest presenter when she joined the show in 1987 aged 18, said she was left ‘a shaking, jibbering wreck’ after being ‘berated’ by her former boss Biddy Baxter.
Yvette claimed that upon winning the job she had to leave her parents’ house, was flown to Russia for six weeks before being told by producers she had to live with and care for Bonnie.
The TV presenter was sporting her new look for the interview with her locks in contrasting brunette and bleach blonde streaks
During her interview, Yvette spoke about her new haunted theatres book which saw the sar travel to several different theatres believed to have ghosts
The television personality said the responsibility of looking after Bonnie, who was a puppy from Blue Peter dog Goldie’s second litter, was terrifying as she was ‘the most famous dog in the country’.
‘I felt very lonely because I was the youngest. I was considered a kid – and a pain in the a**e of a kid,’ Yvette said on the Celebrity Catch-Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast.
‘I didn’t enjoy the first year. I found it very traumatic. It got to the point where I’d just had enough. Being made to live with the dog, I had no say in it: “You will move out of your flat and you will move into this house with the dog”.
‘Given this dog to look after at 18, and not just a dog – the most famous dog in the country.
‘Poor Bonnie was pining for her owner, scratching at the door every night. It was too upsetting.
‘Imagine how many hearts would be broken if anything had happened to her. It would have been national mourning.’
Bonnie made her first appearance on the show when she was six weeks old and later took over from her mother when she retired in the Summer of 1986.
Yvette was desperate to impress Biddy, who edited the show for 25 years.
Yvette recently claimed she was bullied on Blue Peter and forced to live with golden retriever Bonnie during her ‘traumatic’ first year
Yvette claimed that after she was offered the job she had to leave her parents’ house and was told by producers she had to live with Bonnie (pictured with Mark Curry and Caron Keating in 1988)
‘The problem was that I was trying to please my boss so much, but my boss seemed to be – I don’t know why – just incredibly cruel,’ she said.
‘I thought that I’d be doing OK and then I was told that I was useless. Absolutely useless, again and again and again and again.’
‘I wanted her to be so proud of me, yet it was like being beaten by a parent. Every time I did what I thought was right, she’d come back and say something awful, or berate me in front of other people. It was absolutely soul destroying.’
Yvette added: ‘You’ve got to be confident in front of eight million people twice a week, but my confidence was at an all-time low. I was a shaking, gibbering wreck.’
The Most Haunted presenter said her experience with Biddy shaped her career and she has ‘no bitterness’ towards her.
She said: ‘The amount of awful people in the television industry … I always thank Biddy because I think, if it wasn’t for her, there’s no way I would’ve stood up, told them where to go and got on with it.
‘She did that. She gave me the balls to do that. And I thank her for that. There’s no bitterness there whatsoever.
‘But when people say to me, “Oh wasn’t it wonderful? Didn’t you have a fabulous time?” I think, no, not the first year. It was horrific. It was like a nightmare.’
The BBC were contacted for comment.
Yvette left after five years in 1992 and went on to present the ITV Saturday show What’s Up Doc? followed by Disney Adventures in 1995.