Veteran television presenter Valerie Singleton, who has been rumoured to be dating singer Joan Armatrading, pleaded her to speak out and end their lesbian affair rumours.

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In an interview to dailymail.co.uk, Singleton, 81, denied any relationship with Armatrading and requested her to take stand for the truth.

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She said: “She must’ve heard of it. Why doesn’t she stand up and say it’s absolute rubbish?”

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The rumours began forty years ago after Singleton interviewed Armatrading for a current affairs show.

In part to end the rumours, Singleton has previously came clean about a string of affairs with men, including one with her show Blue Peter co-presenter Peter Purvis.

“I was fed up with everybody thinking I was gay. So I thought, it’s time to put the record straight. I was fed up with looking at Wikipedia and finding I’ve lived with Joan Armatrading when I’ve only met the bloody woman twice. Ridiculous,” Singleton added.

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