Mariella Frostrup on her very wild youth (and how it shocked her children)

Mariella Frostrup has confessed to taking cocaine in the past – after being interrogated about drugs by her 11-year-old daughter.

In a candid interview in The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine today, the husky-voiced broadcaster reveals that she decided to come clean on the issue when quizzed by her daughter Molly.

‘She asked me the other day, “Have you ever taken drugs?” My policy is the minute they ask about them, you admit. She goes, “What, cannabis?” And I said, “Yeah.” And she went, “Anything else? Cocaine?” And I said, “Well, yes.” And she said, “Oh, that’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard!” ’

The 53-year-old presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book reveals she came into contact with hard drugs after running away from home when she was just 16.

In the interview, Frostrup, who also has a son, Danny, ten, with her husband Jason McCue, discusses her

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