Payne has since criticised the BBC’s decision to broadcast the trailer, claiming that the phrase – and Cotton’s loose connections to its misuse – could be “highly distressing” to its listeners.
Speaking to , Payne, who is a leading campaigner for children's protection, said: "It will be highly distressing for anyone preyed upon by Watkins to hear these words used light-heartedly on morning radio."After what happened with the Jimmy Savile scandal, the BBC should know better."The BBC said in a statement to Lostprophets singer Watkins, 36, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offenses.
Since 2008, Cotton has appeared as a team captain on the ITV2 comedy panel show Celebrity Juice alongside host Keith Lemon and fellow team captain Holly Willoughby.25.
Cotton joined CBBC in 2001 to present children’s science programme Eureka TV.
From 2001 until 2003, she presented Finger Tips, an arts and crafts programme for children, which she co-presented with Stephen Mulhern.17.
Fearne Cotton has come under fire from child campaigner Sara Payne MBE – the mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne – after she played a jingle promoting Radio One with the word ‘Megalolz’ during her show on Monday morning.
The Radio 1 DJ is the ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Ian Watkins, who infamously used the phrase to make light of his crimes.