BBC presenter Helen Skelton has revealed that she was once "grabbed" while pregnant and presenting live on air and "didn't know what to do" in the very bad and "intimidating" situation. I was pregnant at the time as well.
Skelton, who contributed to BBC's 2016 Rio Olympic Games coverage, and has previously worked on Newsround and Blue Peter, also discussed the gender pay gap in the interview.
Revealing that she was hesitant to take the matter any further, wanting to avoid appearing "difficult", Helen continued: "It's intimidating and you don't want to be the person who is being hard and awkward". It was nothing more than a friendly slap on the bottom.
Appearing to confirm the incident, Montgomery told the Daily Mail: "She wasn't groped". My wife was in the crowd and it wasn't a grope'.
Skelton did not disclose the identity of the man in question, and neither did she say what show she was hosting or which event it was covering when the incident took place. She said: 'That's just the culture that television breeds.
'You want to bring solutions, not problems.
Helen added: "It was handled brilliantly because of that". She said: "But I signed that contract because, the minute you don't, there are 10 people behind you that will". The man in question was punished.
"[Colin] kicked off and said that needs dealing with".
Skelton said the industry was "inherently unfair" and she was not happy with what she and female colleagues had been paid.
She said: "We are getting too wound up about it all and losing the ability to actually change things".
'We have to keep it in the public eye, ' she added.
Skelton is taking part in Celebrity Boxing for Sport Relief, where she'll be taking on Love Island's Camilla Thurlow in the ring.