PRESENTER Myleene Klass was left shocked and tearful after she was allegedly spat on by an Uber driver.
The 43-year-old called police to say she had been assaulted on Friday morning, half an hour before she was due on air for her Smooth Radio show.
She was being dropped off at Global headquarters in central London when she and the driver were said to have had a dispute about where to stop.
He allegedly spat on mum-of-three Myleene and she exited the vehicle in tears before he sped away.
Photographers outside the building asked if the flustered star was all right.
A source said: “Myleene was shocked that he spat on her.
“She panicked and felt trapped, worried that she wouldn’t be able to get out.
“She was really shaken by the incident and wanted to get out of the car as quickly as possible when the driver turned nasty.
“She was relieved it happened in a public place.”
After composing herself, Myleene went ahead and presented her two-hour radio show.
The source added: “She’s a strong woman and was a trouper to present her show.”
Today Myleene was seen thanking photographers outside the building with a tray of coffees.
The source said: “She was grateful that the snappers were there to witness the incident and check she was OK.”
The Met Police said: “Police are investigating an allegation of assault.
“The complainant, a 43-year-old woman, was allegedly spat at as she left a private hire vehicle.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”
It was thought the incident was captured on CCTV and police may use footage to help with their investigation.
Myleene found fame as a member of pop group Hear’Say in 2001 before becoming one of the UK’s most recognisable personalities.
She was a runner-up on I’m A Celebrity in 2006 and earlier this year competed on Dancing On Ice.
Myleene often collaborates musically on YouTube and TikTok with daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, who she shares with ex-husband, former bodyguard Graham Quinn, 46.
In August 2019 she welcomed a son, Apollo, with her fiancé, PR expert Simon Motson, 46.
Speaking about passing on her strong work ethic to her kids, she said earlier this year: “They’re not going to be trustafarians. Not on my watch. Because it doesn’t do them any good.”
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