Who is Alison Hammond?
Alison Hammond, an actress and television personality from England, was born on February 5th, 1975, and grew up in Kingstanding, a northern Birmingham district, with her two siblings. She participated in the third season of the reality show Big Brother in 2002 but was the second contestant to be evicted. She has since become a presenter and reporter on ITV’s This Morning since 2002, and she is currently a co-host of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4, which started in 2023. Hammond has also acted in several shows, including Palace Hill (1988-1990), Doctors (2002), and The Dumping Ground (2016).
What Happened to Alison Hammond?
Alison Hammond, a beloved presenter on This Morning, recently reported a blackmail and extortion scheme to the police. The perpetrator had demanded that she give him thousands of pounds, or he would spread false and damaging information about her, which could have harmed her career. As the demands increased, Hammond even purchased a BMW worth £5,000 for the blackmailer. The individual threatened to “ruin” her if she did not continue to meet his demands. The 48-year-old host of the upcoming Bake Off show confided in a friend, admitting to feeling naive and foolish. Earlier this week, she showed the disturbing messages to the authorities and the man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of blackmail.
Who is Blackmailing Alison Hammond?
In an Instagram post, Alison Hammond reassured her followers that she had successfully overcome a former friend’s effort to harm her career. The 36-year-old individual in question, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly targeted Hammond, causing her a great deal of distress. The This Morning presenter reportedly believed that she had a trustworthy relationship with the man and had even offered to pay for his drug rehabilitation treatment. However, she later discovered that he was only interested in her personal finances. The man was arrested on Saturday and detained for 24 hours before being released on bail. Hammond allegedly confided in friends that she had given him thousands of pounds and even a car in an effort to prevent him from leaking false information about her personal life.
Why was Alison Hammond Blackmailed?
British TV presenter Alison Hammond made headlines after being blackmailed by an unknown person over her relationship with her boyfriend, Ben Hawkins. The incident led to the arrest of the perpetrator and has sparked renewed interest in the star’s personal life. According to The Sun, the 48-year-old presenter contacted the police after being threatened by a man who demanded large sums of money in exchange for not spreading lies about her. The publication reported that Hammond had given the man thousands of pounds and a £5,000 BMW under pressure from the blackmailer. The West Midlands police confirmed in a statement that they are investigating an allegation of blackmail of a woman in her 40s and taking the matter very seriously. A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of blackmailing the ITV star, and he was later released on conditional bail. The Sun reported that the man in question is believed to be a former friend of Hammond’s. However, the TV personality has yet to make any statement regarding the case.
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