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Anna Richardson left ‘shaken’ after road rage driver yells abuse at her and almost causes a crash

Anna Richardson was left ‘shaken’ on Friday after a road rage driver shouted misogynistic abuse at her and almost caused a car crash.

The Naked Attraction presenter, 51, was targeted by a cruel male driver who tailgated her and branded her a ‘F**king stupid s**g’ as she drove her poorly dad home from the hospital.

Anna shared the incident on her Twitter around lunchtime, revealing that at the time she was ‘too shaken’ to report the abuse as suggested by one of her followers.

Shocking: Anna Richardson was left ‘shaken’ on Friday after a road rage driver shouted misogynistic abuse at her and almost caused a car crash

She tweeted: ‘Wow. I’ve just been called a “F**king stupid s**g” by an abusive man in a car, who tailgated me (nearly causing an accident) simply because I was driving at the correct speed limit after picking my sick Dad up from hospital.’

Anna added: ‘The sooner misogyny is made a hate crime the better…’

Her post was met with sympathetic messages from her fans, with one writing: ‘Road rage incident, make sure you report it’.

But revealing her distress at the time, Anna responded: ‘Oh! Good point! I’m a bit too shaken at the mo…’

Ordeal: The Naked Attraction presenter, 51, was targeted by a cruel male driver who tailgated her and branded her a 'F**king stupid s**g' as she drove her poorly dad home from the hospital

Ordeal: The Naked Attraction presenter, 51, was targeted by a cruel male driver who tailgated her and branded her a ‘F**king stupid s**g’ as she drove her poorly dad home from the hospital

Distressing: Anna shared the incident on her Twitter around lunchtime, revealing that at the time she was 'too shaken' to report the abuse as suggested by one of her followers

Distressing: Anna shared the incident on her Twitter around lunchtime, revealing that at the time she was ‘too shaken’ to report the abuse as suggested by one of her followers

Other followers also shared their shock and sympathy over what happened, with one user penning: ‘So sorry you’ve had to go through this. It’s horrific that this sort of thing is so commonplace. People disgust me sometimes. I hope you’re ok.’

While another shared: ‘Def report it online. It’s easy now to do and from my experience, they do follow up. I’m so sorry this happened to you both, no excuse.’

With a third adding: ‘Awful situation Anna. Hope you’re doing ok, and your dad too, best wishes to you both. Let’s hope misogyny becomes a hate crime soon.’

MailOnline have contacted Anna’s representatives for comment.   

Experience: One fan wrote: 'Road rage incident, make sure you report it'. But revealing her distress at the time, Anna responded: 'Oh! Good point! I¿m a bit too shaken at the mo...'

Experience: One fan wrote: ‘Road rage incident, make sure you report it’. But revealing her distress at the time, Anna responded: ‘Oh! Good point! I’m a bit too shaken at the mo…’

It comes after Anna confirmed earlier this month that she is pressing ahead with her plans to adopt a child, four months after splitting from long-term partner Sue Perkins, 52. 

The hanging Rooms host spoke to Express about her desire to ‘create a family’ after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split. 

She said: I’m still pursuing that, I am very much in touch with Adoption UK because I did a podcast for them last year. I’m very keen to press ahead with creating a family.’ 

Anna spoke to the publication in conjunction with her new project with Purplebricks, which marks the launch of the new ‘high-speed TikTok home brochure’, which sees homebuyers using the video platform to view houses instead of an in-person view. 

Happier times: Anna recently confirmed she is pressing ahead with her plans to adopt a child, four months after splitting from long-term partner Sue Perkins, 52 (Sue and Anna pictured in 2014)

Happier times: Anna recently confirmed she is pressing ahead with her plans to adopt a child, four months after splitting from long-term partner Sue Perkins, 52 (Sue and Anna pictured in 2014)

Anna previously shared her hopes to adopt a child in the future – telling the Daily Mail in 2015: ‘I think because I’m 45 now I’m thinking long and hard about fostering and adopting. It would be nice to create a little unit.’ 

Nearest and dearest allege Sue’s reluctance to start a family is what ultimately ended their relationship, as the former GBBO star unsure it was the ‘right time’ for kids. 

Anna also discussed moving home following  the split, as she said: ‘I moved into my own flat recently and had to sort of decorate it as well, yeah it’s absolutely chaotic…

‘It was a few months ago that I moved out into my own space and I think a lot of people found lockdown very difficult…

‘I know a lot of couples have, marriages have and a lot of families have, I think I’m just like lots of other people really, that they ultimately just needed their own space.’

Open and honest: The Changing Rooms host spoke to Express about her desire to 'create a family' after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split

Open and honest: The Changing Rooms host spoke to Express about her desire to ‘create a family’ after it was revealed in July that the couple, who dated for eight years, were on different pages about wanting to start a family leading to their June split

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