Coleen Nolan reveals Jimmy Savile invited her to hotel room when she was 14

Julia Hunt
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Coleen Nolan attends the Pride of Manchester Awards 2019 at Waterhouse Way on May 08, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
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Coleen Nolan has revealed that paedophile Jimmy Savile invited her to his hotel room when she was just 14.

The Loose Women star said the disgraced presenter approached her after her family group had appeared on TV show Top Of The Pops – which Savile used to host - and asked her to go to his suite.

Opening up in an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Nolan said that Savile assured her that he would “look after” her.

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However, she declined his offer.

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Jimmy Savile (PA)

"He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me,” she said, explaining that Savile knew she was 14 at the time.

“Well at the time I just thought, you dirty old man. As if I’m going to go up there, I wouldn’t do it anyway.”

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Nolan, 56, added that at the time she had “four sisters on the stage that would have beaten the crap out of him”.

Savile was well known for hosting BBC shows such as Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.

Sir Jimmy Savile at the Help the Aged NPI Awards in London. 09/03/2004: The veteran charity worker is planning to build what is thought to be the world's first specialist spinal unit for children, it emerged, Tuesday March 9, 2004. The 77-year-old fundraiser aims to collect   500,000 for the four-bed unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury.
Jimmy Savile (PA)

He died in 2011 at the age of 84 and the following year was exposed as a serial sex offender.

It was discovered that he had used his celebrity as well as his involvement in charities, hospitals and prisons to abuse hundreds of people over the years.

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Police investigations recorded 214 criminal offences committed by Savile between 1955 and 2009, including 34 rapes and 126 indecent assaults.

Nolan is on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories tonight (Thursday) at 9pm on ITV.

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