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Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily opens up about body confidence and cyber bullying

The Independent logo The Independent 14/07/2017 Sarah Young

Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter has spoken out about her struggles with body confidence and the downside of growing up with a famous father.

The daughter of one of UK television’s biggest names, Emily, 23, has revealed that she developed low self-esteem and a string of body hang ups when she was growing up.

Some of which she puts down to inheriting her father’s ‘enormous’ frame.

In her book, Can I Speak to Someone in Charge?, Clarkson speaks candidly about her struggle with weight that she recalls beginning at school.

In an extract, published by Daily Mail, she says that she would compare her body to her classmates who had not started puberty and that her struggle went on “for years to the point I can’t remember when it stopped.”

“I used to squeeze my eyes shut, cross my fingers and wish that when I woke up in the morning I would be thin. I did this every single night,” she writes.

“Every day I would look at my reflection and grimace. Sometimes I would look at it and cry. I would grab fat rolls on my stomach and squeeze them together so tightly there were finger marks.

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