Sophie Raworth holds back tears during news
BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth often struggles to hold back tears during bulletins.
The 44-year-old presenter says she is often moved by the news she has to read out and finds it difficult as a mother of three children - Ella, seven, Georgia, six and four-year-old Oliver - to stay calm when something emotional happens in the world.
She said: ''I got really upset by the recent story about the Belgian schoolchildren who died in a coach crash on their way back from a skiing trip.
''You have to stay professional when newsreading but I was digging my nails into my fingers to stop crying. As a mother, that struck me very personally.''
However, Sophie - who has been a regular on the BBC since she joined as a news reporter in 1992 - admits her children are not bothered about her being on television and regularly turn over whenever they see her.
She told the Radio Times: ''Whenever they're asked if they'd like to see mummy on TV they only say yes to get the telly switched on. Then they change the channel.''15-05-2012
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