Jenny Ryan: The Chase star hits back at Davina McCall’s comments ‘I had to step away’

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The Chase star Jenny Ryan, 39, has spoken out after Davina McCall’s comments about Sarah Everard’s disappearance and murder sparked backlash on social media. The Chaser revealed that she had to take some time away from social media after admitting that some comments on the subject “annoyed” her.

I was annoyed by quite a lot that I had to step away from Twitter

Jenny Ryan

Speaking on podcast Insane In The Fem Brain with Rich Wilson, the star addressed Davina’s controversial comments.

Addressing the commentary on Twitter following the abduction and murder of Sarah, Jenny admitted that she had to take a step back from the social media platform.

“I was annoyed by quite a lot that I had to step away from Twitter a bit,” she confessed.

The favourite Chaser went on to hit out at the former Big Brother host, 53, referencing her tweet on the subject which prompted outrage online.

Jenny went on: “Because even well, who was it, Davina McCall was going ‘Well, it’s very vanishingly rare that this happens.’

“If there’s one guy who’s out there to murder a woman – he, definitely, before… well we know he’s exposed himself,” Jenny added in reference to Wayne Couzens, the Met Police officer who was charged with Sarah’s murder, who had reportedly “flashed a woman in takeaway three days before Sarah vanished”.

“We know that he’s, you know, so we don’t know where that sort of ends.”

The ITV game show star continued to disagree with the TV host’s thoughts.

“So for every murderer there’s, you know, 10 people who have sexually assaulted a woman,” she said.

“For every one of those there’s 100 guys who’ve flashed, for every one of those there’s somebody who’s groped someone walking past them in a club.”

Disagreeing with Davina’s post, the The Chase star went on to challenge her claim that it was “dangerous” to call out all males.

She continued: “So we don’t know who’s just a groper, we don’t know who is a murderer.


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“It’s all extrapolates from there and I know it’s not all men, but it’s enough men that we are scared all the time.”

Davina originally claimed that it was “dangerous” to call out all males in response to Sarah’s heartbreaking death and drew attention to men’s mental health issues in her post.

In view of her 2.7million followers, she wrote: “Female abduction/ murder is extremely rare.

“Yes we should all be vigilant when out alone. But this level of fear-mongering isn’t healthy. And men’s mental health is an issue as well.

“Calling out men as dangerous is bad for our sons, brothers, partners.”

Davina later went on to clarify what she had meant in her previous tweets, stating that she had not been “victim shaming” with her comments.

She also said: “The misinterpretation of my post, by some, has been terrifying.”

The Chase is on weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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