'I'm a female weather presenter, not a sex object!' BBC forecaster slams how ... trends now
A BBC weather presenter has slammed the 'weather girl' stereotype after her bottom was given its own online fan club.
Sam Fraser, who has worked as a stand-in presenter for BBC South Today since 2012, said she was initially flattered by the attention but it quickly became tiresome.
'I had no idea that, within a fortnight of my first appearance, my bottom would have an online fan club and I'd feature on a social media channel entitled Babes of Britain,' she told Radio Times.
'At first, I'll admit, I was flattered…but a little dive into the discussions about me – my chubby arms, muscular calves and other anatomical observations – soon put paid to that.'
Ms Fraser said she was shocked by how 'fetishised' the idea of the 'weather girl' had become when she looked the term up online.
Sam Fraser said she was initially flattered by comments about her appearance but they quickly became tiresome