For 25 years, 42-year-old Rachel Round has been haunted by the memory of her school teacher Graham Wilcock, who sexually abused her from the age of 13 until she was 16 years old.
In 2010 Rachel decided to take Wilcock to court, which resulted in him being sent to prison for four years. In 2011 his sentence was reduced after he appealed. Graham has since been released.
Rachel joins us on the show to let people who are going through a similar situation know that they are not victims, and that they should not be afraid to seek help.
ITV's Text Santa appeal supports six charities that will benefit from the funds we raise.
One of those charities is CLIC Sargent, which helps children with cancer and their families. Today we take a look at how CLIC Sargent helped Hunter Parton and his mum Jilly.
After Mary Berry confessed to hitting her children with a kitchen utensil, and says she doesn't regret it, we ask if it is ever acceptable to smack a child.
Journalist Shona Sibray says yes, it doesn't do them any harm, but journalist Rachel Halliwell says it's nothing more than abuse.
Vote in our poll before 10:50 today and look out for the results during our smacking debate at 10:50.
Eon has become the final big six energy company to hike its prices. It’ll go up by 3.7% on 18 January. Yet it’s still not simple as the Government’s said it’s reducing the green levy firms must pay which should cut an average £50 off energy bills. With winter hitting what should you do – well ask our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis.
A Gambling Commission survey has reported that British gamblers are spending £46billion a year on casino-style slot machines - a rise of 50% in just four years.
Every 20 seconds, a gambler can wager £100 on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (or FOBTs), machines which have been dubbed the crack cocaine of the betting industry and led to Labour forcing a vote in the House of Commons last Wednesday, instructing MPs not to back the government's proposed changes to stakes and prices as they did not include FOBTs. They lost the vote and there was no lowering of the maximum stake (from the current £100 to the proposed £2).
We are joined today by Simon Perfitt, who lost £200,000 to gambling as well as his home, job, partner and friends. We are also joined by gambling addiction expert Liz Karter who believes tougher laws on gambling in the UK are essential.
It's like a chocolate BAFTA! Do you know how difficult it is for me not to bite your nose off?
It's the season of goodwill to all men, and what better way to spread some festive cheer than to donate a few pounds to Text Santa? So to kick off proceedings, our very own Phillip and Holly are donating some items to auction for the charity.
Phillip is handing over a life-sized chocolate model of his own head, handcrafted by master-chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory; and Holly is sharing some festive glamour by donating one of her gorgeous dresses - as seen on screen!
With thanks to paulwaynegregory.com