The co-host of BBC Breakfast Time presenter Frank Bough claims the late TV star was 'a nightmare' to work with, who was a misogynist and made 'smutty remarks' about his manhood to her.
In a candid first-person piece for The Sunday Times, Selina Scott, 69, also revealed she and Fern Britton were separately invited to meet Bough prior to working with him, finding out later that he was 'auditioning' them.
In Britton's case, Bough, who for much of his career was one of the most famous and highly paid personalities on UK television screens, told the then-fledgling regional reporter he wondered how long would pass before they would have an affair.
Selina Scott has candidly claimed that her BBC Breakfast Time co-host Frank Bough, who passed away last week aged 87, was a 'nightmare to work with' and a misogynist
Tributes poured in for Bough, who died aged 87 last week, and will largely be remembered for his contribution to television, including anchoring six football World Cups, six Olympics and at least 12 of rugby's Five Nations Championships for the BBC.
But his career was left in ruins after a News Of The World expose in 1988 in which Bough confessed to taking cocaine with prostitutes.
He was sacked from his £200,000-a-year contract with the BBC, but Bough would later return to presenting on outlets including Sky and London's LBC.
Before the revelations about his private life, he had been known for his squeaky clean image, passion for sport and 'friendly uncle image'.
Scott worked with Bough for three years on BBC Breakfast Time before leaving the show
In her article, Scott said it pained her to 'shatter the myth' about Bough and believed to an extent that his dark double life of drugs and prostitutes were 'shaped by fame, pressure and the misogynistic culture that prevailed at the BBC'.
She recalled how from the very start of their working relationship, Bough didn't see them as equals, but rather: 'In his mind he was very much the pater familias and I was the compliant second wife. He was 50; I was 31.'
The late TV presenter Frank Bough pictured with his wife, Nesta, who survives him,