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Rochelle Humes breaks down in tears as she opens up about her experiences with racism

The Saturdays star sat down with her husband Marvin to discuss racism

Rochelle Humes broke down in tears as she opened up about her experiences with racism for a new TV show.

In a clip shared on Instagram, The Saturdays star was visibly emotional as she sat down with her husband Marvin to discuss the topic for Channel 4’s new show The Talk.

The documentary, which airs tonight, will highlight the conversations many black parents have with their children – to explain that their skin colour will subject them to prejudice and challenges.

“I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively,” Rochelle wrote on Instagram – alongside a teaser clip for the show.

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Opening up about racism and my challenges was overwhelming as it reminded me that we still live in a world where racism is normalised and accepted. I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively. That’s why I was so emotional, not for me, but for every child or person who has been made to feel like they were not enough because of their skin colour. So I allowed myself to open up and be vulnerable about this topic publicly to help support others through shared experience and also educate people on the lasting impact racism and discrimination can have on people. ???? The Talk tomorrow night on @channel4

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“Opening up about racism and my challenges was overwhelming as it reminded me that we still live in a world where racism is normalised and accepted,” she wrote.

“That’s why I was so emotional, not for me, but for every child or person who has been made to feel like they were not enough because of their skin colour.”

“So I allowed myself to open up and be vulnerable about this topic publicly to help support others through shared experience and also educate people on the lasting impact racism and discrimination can have on people.”

Rochelle is expecting her third child with Marvin

In the preview clip, Rochelle revealed through tears that she tried to “scrub her skin off” when she was a young girl.

“My legs were red because I tried to scrub my skin off,” she admitted, “I’m not upset for me, I’m just upset because I think my little girl is the same age.”

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“I just don’t know how I would handle that,” she added.

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Sharing the same clip, Marvin opened up to his Instagram followers: “Roch and I were asked to discuss our experiences growing up and how racism affected us.”

“It was tough opening old wounds and remembering sad times however we hope it keeps the topic of racism going and shows others that there is support there if you haven’t opened up about experiences you may have been through..it’s going to be a tough watch but an important one.”

The programme’s synopsis reads: “Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé and other well-known black Britons share their poignant, funny and emotional experiences of the conversations parents have to help their children face racism.”

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo will also star in the new documentary.

The Talk airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.

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