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Toyah Willcox: I have suffered ageism and sexism

The singer-turned-presenter Toyah Willcox explains how she has suffered ageism and sexism throughout her career.

She said: "In my 20s, I was told by a camera lighting man I needed plastic surgery. In my 30s I was constantly told I needed to lose weight. And in my 40s, as a presenter, I was dismissed from a TV programme because they wanted to try someone younger. And now I am in my 50s? Men affectionately call me an old woman.

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