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Cliff Richard breaks silence on personal struggles with racism 'I was always in battles'

Cliff Richard breaks silence on personal struggles with racism 'I was always in battles'

10/24/2020 9:18:00 AM

Cliff Richard breaks silence on personal struggles with racism 'I was always in battles'

CLIFF RICHARD has opened up about his personal struggles dealing with racism, as the singer revealed he was 'always in battles' during his childhood.

TrendingThe 80-year-old musician has spoken candidly about his childhood in a new interview with Piers Morgan, where he opened up about the racism he endured in Britain.Sir Cliff was born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, which was then part of British India in 1948.

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Eight years later, his family voyaged to England where the family settled in Essex.The Summer Holiday hitmaker has now addressed the racism he faced as a young child because of his"darker skin".READ MORE: Cliff Richard breaks silence on childhood 'battles' with racism

(Image: GETTY)Sir Cliff Richard rose to fame in the late 1950s pre-Beatles musical dominance(Image: GETTY)Greg Davies addresses being 'consistently awful' to Taskmaster co-starSpeaking with Piers Morgan on his Life Stories, Cliff admitted he was often bullied at school.

The Good Morning Britain host quizzed:"You went to school in Carshalton and you got bullied there. Why were you bullied?"Sir Cliff replied:"I would have been dark-skinned at that time. And they somehow knew I came from India."So they gave me - they called me ‘Indi-bum.'"

Sir Cliff Richard will appear on Piers Morgan's Life Stories(Image: GETTY)He added:"And I was always in battles on the playground."Sir Cliff goes into detail about his life and career in the latest episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories.

The GMB host has since taken to Instagram and shared his delight of speaking with the"charming" singer.In view of his 1.2 million followers, the TV anchor shared a snap of the pair on the show alongside a photo of the duo in their earlier years.

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