Sophie Raworth holds back tears during news

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth admits she has to hold back tears during live bulletins sometimes as she finds it difficult to not be affected

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Sophie Raworth

Sophie Raworth

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth often struggles to hold back tears during bulletins.

The 44-year-old presenter says she is often moved by the news she has to read out and finds it difficult as a mother of three children - Ella, seven, Georgia, six and four-year-old Oliver - to stay calm when something emotional happens in the world.

She said: "I got really upset by the recent story about the Belgian schoolchildren who died in a coach crash on their way back from a skiing trip.

"You have to stay professional when newsreading but I was digging my nails into my fingers to stop crying. As a mother, that struck me very personally."

However, Sophie - who has been a regular on the BBC since she joined as a news reporter in 1992 - admits her children are not bothered about her being on television and regularly turn over whenever they see her.

She told the Radio Times: "Whenever they're asked if they'd like to see mummy on TV they only say yes to get the telly switched on. Then they change the channel."

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