The Apprentice: Karren Brady fears her kids will read abusive messages

The Apprentice star Karren Brady, who is of course also the Vice Chairman of West Ham United football club, has revealed that she fears her teenaged children Sophie and Paolo – who are 15 and 13 years old respectively – may see some of the abusive messages she receives via Twitter.

Karren – who’s also a novelist and who writes regular columns in Woman & Home magazine and The Sun – said, “I am one of those people who has a very thick skin and it doesn’t really bother me…

“But it gets more difficult as the kids get older as they can read the horrible things people say on Twitter.”

As well as her Apprentice commitments, Karren is featuring in a BBC1 documentary Sexism in Football? which sees presenter Gabby Logan examining sexual discrimination in the sport.

And of course, being a woman at the helm of a prestigious football club brings Karrre a great deal of criticism, but getting past tough life situations is something she’s all to familiar with…

In 2006, Karren underwent a full-body MRI scan as part of a medical screen, which discovered she had a potentially fatal cerebral aneurysm.

Not long after the horrifying diagnosis, Karren underwent neurosurgery to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing, but she was back at work about one month later, fully recovered.

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