Radio presenter Zoe Ball has revealed that she worries she ‘could be cancelled at any moment’.
The Mamma Mia: I Have A Dream! presenter, 52, has admitted she frets she might say the wrong thing that would result in her losing her career after three decades on the air.
During her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, she said: ‘I’m really lucky to be doing a job and still doing it 30 years later.
‘I could be cancelled at any moment – it’s a risk every morning that you are only one sentence away from cancelling yourself.’
Zoe also revealed she has to deal with a constant stream of trolls on social media, which she described as ‘terrible’.
Tough: Radio presenter Zoe Ball has revealed that she worries she ‘could be cancelled at any moment’
Scary: The Mamma Mia: I Have A Dream! presenter, 52, has admitted she frets she might say the wrong thing that would result in her losing her career after three decades on the air
She explained: ‘I’ve got a Twitter account but I tend to use it for work. People feel sometimes that they want to tell you terrible stuff.
‘The most important thing is your family and your friends. I love that my mates take the mickey out of me, and your kids bring you down to earth.’
Zoe is not the only celebrity who fears cancel culture, as Alan Titchmarsh, 74, also recently voiced his concerns about the topic.
The beloved gardening told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: ‘I think cancel culture is terrifying.
‘It makes you very careful about what you say, and if the point ever came when that strain and that worry became too much, for me or my family, I think I’d say, enough. I’ll go.
‘This is the first time I’ve ever admitted that. But I’ve had a good run.’
Alan then said it was ‘heart-breaking’ to see some of his TV peers lose their careers in an instant, and the detrimental effects it has on themselves and those around him.
He added: ‘It’s heartbreaking. Particularly for their families. As you get older you realise it’s an increasingly fragile path, because you can so easily be misconstrued. There are days when I think, do I really want to be putting my head up this parapet? I’m 75 next birthday.’
Careful: During her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, she said: ‘I could be cancelled at any moment – it’s a risk every morning that you are only one sentence away from cancelling yourself’
Fears: Zoe is not the only celebrity who fears cancel culture, as Alan Titchmarsh, 74, also recently voiced his concerns about the topic
It comes after last week Zoe discussed her early dates with ex-husband, DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, saying ‘it was mainly drinking in the 90s.’
She married Norman back in 1999 and confessed that despite them going to fancy restaurants, he would often forgo dinner in favour of his alcoholic beverage, a White Russian cocktail.
‘I think there was mainly drinking in the 90’s, not a huge amount of eating,’ she said – the pair are both now sober.
Former ladette Zoe and Norman, 60, separated in 2016, however Zoe confirmed they are still great friends as she reminisced on their first slightly messy date.
‘I mean we’re great mates, it’s amazing. Our first date we had crab, like a crab cooked in some slippy sauce.
‘Do not eat crab on your first date. Bits flying off all over the place.’
They might not have appreciated it back in their wild days, however Zoe revealed that now the DJ, determines his tour dates based on which restaurants he wants to go to.
She said: ‘When you’re touring or you’re musicians you get taken to the greatest places in the world and the finest restaurants and that was so wild and sometimes, I think, God, did we actually really appreciate it?
‘He now does the thing where, he’ll tell you himself, where he will tour and choose places because of the restaurants that you can go to and stuff.’
The star also opened up about her bizarre encounter with George Michael when she was 14-years-old and he drove past her house while she picked grass for her guinea pig.
She said: ‘This is such a weird story. I had gone out the front of my house to pick grass for the guinea pig. Weird, with a miniature wheelbarrow because the guinea pig had eaten the grass in the patch.
‘And who should come down one pin lane opposite me? George Michael, in a convertible sports car.
‘I was probably about 14 and I just stood there with my little green wheelbarrow in a tracksuit, like, “I love you.” And then he drove off down the road and that’s the only time I ever saw George Michael – picking grass for my guinea pig.’
Telling all: It comes after last week Zoe discussed her early dates with ex-husband, DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, saying ‘it was mainly drinking in the 90s’ (Zoe and Norman pictured in 2001)
Family: The couple split up in 2016 however they share children Woody, 22, and Nelly, 13 (pictured in 2020)
Zoe recently admitted she has left her partying days behind her for quiet nights at home watching Gardeners’ World after beating her battle with booze.
She hit the headlines in the 90’s for her wild antics and was branded a ‘ladette’ alongside other female celebs including Sara Cox, 48.
She told The Mirror how she now pops into parties only briefly before heading home to put her feet up.
‘I do the French exit now. I go early. Everyone sees you, and you get to see your friends. Then I do a ‘Woohoo’ and they don’t ever remember you weren’t there for a bit.
Adding: ‘I am back in bed with some crumpets and watching Gardeners’ World by 10 most nights’.