Myleene Klass allegedly spat at by taxi driver in drop off dispute

Albertina Lloyd

Myleene Klass was allegedly spat at by a taxi driver over a dispute about where she should be dropped off.

The 43-year-old musician and presenter was on her way to present her Smooth Radio show at Global headquarters in London's Leicester Square on Friday, 9 April when the incident took place.

According to The Sun, former Popstars star Klass called the police to say she had been assaulted after she and the Uber driver disagreed about where the car should stop.

Myleene Klass seen arriving at Global Radio in London. Picture date: Friday April 9, 2021. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Myleene Klass arriving at Global Headquarters in London on Friday 9 April. (Getty Images)

Photographers waiting to picture presenters on their way into the building are said to have noticed Klass was shaken and tearful, and asked her if she was okay.

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The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police are investigating an allegation of assault.

“The complainant, a 43-year-old woman, was allegedly spat at as she left a private hire vehicle.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

The incident is believed to have been captured on CCTV.

Hear'Say, (from left) Noel Sullivan, Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw, Kym Marsh and Danny Foster whose record 'Pure and Simple' is nominated, at The Record of the Year award, at London Television Studios, London. * 24/1/02: Hear'Say vowed to carry on as a band as they finally admitted that Kym Marsh had quit.  The singer and mum of two bowed out from the quintet - manufactured by ITV's Popstars series - after internal friction.   (Photo by Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Hear'Say's Noel Sullivan, Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw, Kym Marsh and Danny Foster in 2002. (Getty Images)

Klass — a classically trained pianist — rose to fame in 2001 after being picked as one of the winners of TV talent show Popstars and becoming a member of pop group Hear'Say.

She has gone on to appear in reality shows I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2006 and earlier this year was the first contestant to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice.

Dancing on Ice: SR13 on ITV, Pictured: Myleene Klass.
Dancing on Ice: SR13 on ITV, Pictured: Myleene Klass. (ITV)

Klass has a regular Saturday Drivetime show on Smooth Radio and also fills in for Kate Garraway presenting the 10am to 1pm weekday slot.

During lockdown she hosted free music classes on social media with the help of her daughters Ava, 13, and ten-year-old Hero.

She also has a one-year-old son Apollo with her current partner Simon Motson.