GMB Ranvir Singh says she suffered ‘racially charged’ comments in ITV building

Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh has claimed that she was subject to racially charged comments by someone in the ITV building as recently as last month.

The 42-year-old was part of a debate about whether or not press coverage of Meghan Markle has been racist or not, alongside Alex Beresford.

Piers Morgan refused to accept that the negative reports about Meghan were because of her race, while Alex and Ranvir weren't so sure.

Ranvir went on to explain that racism can be so casually slipped in that people don't even realise it's happening, giving in her own example.

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She recalled: "Even last month somebody said to me, in this building, 'Your genetic attributes mean that you're more likely to get a job now.'

"I found that highly insulting, because of my talent and my merit.

"And that person I looked at, I won't tell you who it was, I looked at them and I thought… I didn't even speak up."

She continued: "I'm a 42-year-old woman and I did not speak up because I felt embarrassed. Why should I feel embarrassed?"

She added: "That is the kind of slight aggression that you feel from the age of six to age 42, that you cannot explain day-to-day to everybody throughout your life."

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Ranvir had previously explained that she'd faced her first racist experience at the very young age of six, while at the theatre with her friend.

She said how the two of them had bought the same half-time snack from the tuck shop, but her friend had been given 50p change from £1, while Ranvir had been given just 10p.

And, explaining that it was clear to her there was something wrong, she said the woman behind the till gave her a direct, cold stare.

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