Earlier this year, Victoria, 52, decided to investigate a subject that was close to her heart, presenting the BBC Panorama documentary Escaping My Abuser. Victoria Derbyshire has revealed her violent father once poured hot soup over her when she was a teen. Victoria Derbyshire: “Looking back now, ... Not that we were a match for our abusive father, but we felt that we might be able to shout out or create some sort of distraction. ‘Would he provoke an argument? browser that The figures were revealed in a joint investigations by the BBC's Panorama and Women's Aid, ahead of tonight's programme. I remember once he locked my mum in their bedroom and he was hitting her and there was loads of noise and I was scared. In the Victoria Derbyshire-fronted programme a woman called Jess - not her real name - said on the night lockdown was announced her husband told her what this meant for her – before she was raped over 100 times over the next weeks and months. More clips from Victoria Derbyshire. Her birth name is Victoria Antoinette Derbyshire. An award-winning journalist, I'm A Celeb contestant Victoria Derbyshire is a household name thanks to her fearless interview skills – using her platform to help those who need it the most. Victoria Derbyshire attends the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London. Victoria Derbyshire, 51, revealed how she understands the 'terror' of lockdown because her own father was violent in tonight's episode of BBC's Panorama, During an emotional segment in the show, the BBC presenter was captured revisiting the childhood home she grew up in in Littleborough, Rochdale, for the first time in 35 years, In the Victoria Derbyshire-fronted programme a woman called Jess (above) - not her real name - said on the night lockdown was announced her husband told her what this meant for her – before she was raped over 100 times over the next weeks and months. At the university, she wrote for the student newspaper and gained work experience with Toxteth Community Radio for a few hours each Sunday. Fiona Dwyer, CEO of Solace, the women's aid charity said: 'The timing was dreadful, it should not have taken 19 days to mobilise any sort of action. supports HTML5 Her father’s name is Anthony Derbyshire and her mother’s name is Pauline Derbyshire. Hilarious snaps capture... Would you pay £15,000 for an instant six-pack? "', 'So when Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home one of my first thought was, "so what if you're living in the house with a violent partner - because you would literally be trapped. Afterwards, she attended a postgraduate diploma course in radio and TV journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of C… We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Victoria Derbyshire has spoken about the violent abuse she suffered at the hands of her father when she was a teenager.. 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Growing up, I remember my whole body tensing every time I heard my father's key in the back door. ‘Because you would be literally trapped.’. Last month the organisation’s director of operations Jane Keeper said there had been ‘huge spikes in the number of women who have needed or support during lockdown, and as restrictions start to ease we are seeing demand rise yet more’. They secured the figures from UK police forces by applying under the Freedom of Information act. Derbyshire grew up with one brother named Nick and a sister whose name is still unknown. (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about growing up with a violent father … Victoria Derbyshire has spoken about the violent abuse she suffered at the hands of her father, when she was a teenager.. Derbyshire grew up with one brother named Nick and a sister whose name is still unknown. VICTORIA Derbyshire has revealed her violent father poured hot soup over her when she was a teenager. She said: 'I was at home with him, we were both listening to Boris Johnson and he looked over at me, he had his arms folded back and chest out, cos he knew that would intimidate me, and he looked at me and he said: "let the games begin". Victoria Derbyshire poses topless for The Real Full Monty following her mastectomy and reconstruction. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) ... Like Father Like Son Miss Derbyshire’s only recent contact with her father was a series of emails in 2009 and 2010 asking him to come on her morning talk show to discuss domestic violence. BBC's Panorama viewers have been left heartbroken this evening after hearing the 'harrowing' account of domestic abuse survivors - including one woman who was 'raped over 100 times' by her husband in lockdown. If you are in immediate danger call 999. Whereas, she was born to Anthony Derbyshire (father) and Pauline Derbyshire (mother). Because my father was violent… so it’s just weird, it’s weird. Her birth name is Victoria Antoinette Derbyshire. I was afraid he would kill her. Victoria Atkins, the minister for safeguarding, defended how the Government had acted. 'You know, this was the 70s and 80s. Victoria Derbyshire. Nearly three weeks after it started the Government pledged an extra £2million of money to abuse hotlines. One person said on Twitter: 'Really harrowing piece with Victoria Derbyshire on domestic abuse during lockdown,' while another added: 'This Panorama episode is breaking my heart. The teenage sons of the BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire have used her Twitter feed to urge victims of domestic abuse to seek help, after their mother suffered years of violence from her father… Lockdown 'could be catastrophic' for mental health of younger generation "But there were some really difficult times. Would it lead to him hitting me, whipping me with his belt or just slapping me round the back… video. She attended Bury Grammar School for Girls, an independent school, before studying English language and literature at the University of Liverpool. During an emotional segment in the show, Victoria was captured revisiting the childhood home she grew up in in Littleborough, Rochdale, for the first time in 35 years. For emotional support, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Victoria Derbyshire has said she faced some “really difficult times” during childhood while living with her violent father. Host Victoria Derbyshire also revealed how she understands the terror of those 'trapped' and 'forced' to live with their abusers amid quarantine - because her own father was violent when she was growing up. In the first seven weeks of lockdown there was one domestic abuse call every 30 seconds and 75 per cent of victims have also said the restrictions under the virus's infection of the UK made it harder for them to get away from their attackers. 'Pathetic. I was 12 or 13. Victoria Derbyshire shares her experience of domestic abuse: 'My father was not what a father should be' Monday August 24 2:30 PM I was so scared I just ran to the police stations and said "my dad's hitting my mum, please can you come. The comments below have been moderated in advance. Exercises to make YOU feel '10 years younger': Fitness guru, 57, shares movements to tackle co-ordination, balance and strength - and there's no gym required! BBC Panorama: Escaping My Abuser airs tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One. 'What would happen to them? Touching proposal It was actually Victoria who proposed to Mark, a day after doctors confirmed she had cancer. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. I'll never understand how a "man" can do this', one viewer wrote about tonight's programme. The star recently appeared in … 'If he was in the house we were on eggshells all the time. Victoria said that her whole body would tense when she heard her father return from work. If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you. Derbyshire was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, to Pauline and Anthony Derbyshire. ‘So I ran from here down to the police station which was, I don’t know, maybe a mile or something? Would he provoke an argument? It comes after women welfare groups said lockdown would cause more suffering from domestic violence. 'It wasn't thought about for the better part of three weeks.'. ‘Would it lead to him hitting me, whipping me with his belt or just slapping me round the back of my head?’, Victoria Derbyshire reveals how she convinced the BBC to let her do I'm A Celebrity, I'm A Celebrity 2020: Victoria Derbyshire's secret messages to Jordan North before show, I'm a Celebrity 2020: Viewers furious as first four campmates to leave are all women. Thankfully Jess escaped her husband after he fell asleep one day, meaning she was free to go online and discover how to contact the police by text, who then helped her. The I'm A Celebrity star was 16 at the time, … Tricky 15-question quiz featuring fiendish logic puzzles... Victoria Derbyshire: My father was violent - I understand the terror of lockdown - BBC News, Domestic abuse worsened in lockdown for two-thirds of survivors, BBC investigation finds. Following Jess' and other accounts from domestic abuse victims, viewers took to social media to explain that they were left 'heartbroken' by the 'harrowing stories'. No one had heard the phrase 'domestic abuse.' 'We said to them: what do you need for us to help? The 52-year-old broadcaster, who delighted fans during her turn on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, has revealed details … Curtains would get closed, TV would be up loud, front door would be locked, music would be turned up, so nobody could hear me screaming for someone, for anybody.'. Victoria Derbyshire fought back tears as she recalled running to the police to report her abusive father for hitting her mother. ‘So, what if you are living in a house with a violent partner?’ she asked. ', Reaction: Following Jess' and other accounts from domestic abuse victims, viewers took to social media to explain that they were left 'heartbroken' by the 'harrowing stories'. 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Victoria added she was worried when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced stay-at-home orders at the beginning of lockdown. So the rape started really, really, really bad, really bad. ‘I was 12 or 13, I was so scared, I just ran to the police station, just ran in and said, “My dad’s hitting my mum, please can you come”.’. She was born on October 2, 1968, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England. No one knew what it meant, what it was or what it involved. In tonight's episode of BBC's Panorama, Victoria Derbyshire investigated the impact of lockdown for those living with an abusive partner, revealing the … Victoria Derbyshire, 52, has spoken about the horrific abuse she and her family suffered when she was a teenager at the hands of her father. Victoria Derbyshire was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England on October 2, 1968. When I was about 12 years old, I remember running to the police station after my father locked my mother in their room and started beating her. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has found that at least seven other people have killed themselves after being confronted by paedophile hunters within the last six years. What mood would he be in when he came home from work? Kidnap, arson, revenge porn and even poisonings have been carried out during lockdown by aggressive partners under the cover of the stay-at-home restrictions. BBC NEWS host Victoria Derbyshire was forced to read out on live TV a tweet from an angry BBC viewer who criticised her interview with Tory MP Tom Hunt for being 'biased', in a bizarre moment. Victoria Derbyshire fought back tears as she recalled running to the police to report her abusive father for hitting her mother. Victoria Derbyshire is a journalist and news broadcaster, known as a regular presenter on the BBC News Channel and BBC Radio 5 Live. By Chloe Morgan and Dan Sales and Jessica Green For Mailonline, Published: 05:01 EST, 17 August 2020 | Updated: 15:55 EST, 12 November 2020. The 52-year-old broadcaster, who delighted fans during her turn on … Additionally, her brother was a county … The Voice UK viewers ‘in tears’ as Sir Tom Jones performs moving rendition of With These Hands, Dancing On Ice’s Denise Van Outen inhales gas and air as doctor puts dislocated shoulder back in place, Love Island USA winners Justine Ndiba and Caleb Corprew split after three months, Oatly Milk defends new TV ads as outraged viewers accuse them of ‘mocking alcoholism’, This Morning deny axing resident psychologist Emma Kenny after anti-lockdown tweets. Coronavirus: Inside a UK GP surgery battling the outbreak. Victoria Derbyshire is 52 years old as of 2020. ‘What mood would he be in when he came home from work?’ she told the BBC. The BBC's Victoria Derbyshire looks at what life has been like for those trapped with an abusive partner. Victoria Derbyshire has spoken out about living with her violent father and shared traumatic memories of domestic abuse during her childhood. In tonight's episode of BBC's Panorama, the presenter, 51, investigated the impact of lockdown for those living with an abusive partner, revealing the scale of domestic violence at the height of the crisis and meeting some of those who managed to escape. ; Pictured, on 'Good Morning Britain' in London on 13 October 2017. ‘I remember once, he locked my mum in their bedroom and he was hitting her and there was loads of noise and I was scared,’ she told viewers in a preview clip ahead of the episode airing. So we very much focused on that practical help.'. Victoria Derbyshire, 51, reveals how she understands the ‘terror’ of lockdown because her own father was violent in tonight’s episode of BBC’s Panorama During an emotional segment in the show, the BBC presenter is seen revisiting the childhood home she grew up in in Littleborough, Rochdale, for the first time in 35 years Victoria Derbyshire attends the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London. Dozens of parents have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme their abusive ex-partners were granted unsupervised contact with their child. 'Like I could really cry, I could really cry,' she explained. For me school was a respite from my father’s violence. Victoria Derbyshire has revealed she ran away from home at the age of 12 because of her abusive father, who whipped her with his belt. "', Speaking to the BBC ahead of the programme, Victoria recalled how her 'whole body' would 'tense' every time she heard her father's key in the back door. She is the daughter of Anthony Derbyshire and Pauline Derbyshire. 'Panorama heartbreaking to watch. ', Victoria said that while she's got some happy memories, there was also some 'really difficult times' because her father was violent, The 51-year-old (pictured) said that if her father was in the house, the family were 'on eggshells' all the time, Victoria Derbyshire (pictured) explained that in the 70s and 80s no one had heard of the phrase 'domestic abuse'. Victoria Derbyshire Parents | Siblings. (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about growing up with a violent father … In a video clip filmed for tonight’s BBC Panorama: Escaping My Abuser outside her childhood home in Littleborough, Rochdale, Derbyshire, the 51-year-old detailed one particular moment. Victoria revisited her old childhood home where she lived with her 'violent' father (Image: BBC One | BBC Panorama: Escaping My Abuser) Read More Related Articles. So this is the house where I grew up. It comes as figures have revealed that domestic violence against women has rocketed during coronavirus lockdown, with two-thirds of victims in abusive relationships suffering worse during the pandemic. Speaking to the BBC ahead of the programme, Victoria recalled how her 'whole body' would 'tense' every time she heard her father's key in the back door - not knowing whether his mood would provoke an argument or result in him hitting or whipping her with his belt, or slapping her round the back of her head. ', 'And he said: "If you think it was bad before with the rape, you're in for a rough ride." Victoria Derbyshire has two sons with partner Mark Sandell (Image: ITV). 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