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21 November 2019 14:39

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Rachel Riley wore a photoshopped t-shirt saying 'Jeremy Corbyn is a racist endeavour' (Picture: Rex/Getty) Countdown presenter Rachel Riley has been criticised for posing in a t-shirt showing a doctored photo of Jeremy Corbyn. In the picture, the Labour leader holds a placard saying: 'Jeremy Corbyn is a racist endeavour'. Heavily pregnant Riley is facing calls to resign from Countdown for erasing the message and replacing it with an accusation of Mr Corbyn being himself racist. Rachel Riley leaving the Countdown studios for her last day before maternity leave (Picture: Splash News) Ahead of the TV debate between Mr Corbyn and Boris Johnson in Salford's Media City on Tuesday, she tweeted: 'I didn't feel comfortable knowing my workplace was to be full of racists tonight. She said on Twitter: 'Without feeding individual ignorant trolls, this is why I have no qualms using this photo to highlight Corbyn's racism.' The original image actually showed Mr Corbyn being led away by police during an anti-apartheid rally in 1984 (Picture: PA) Rachel Riley completed her last day at Countdown ahead of maternity leave (Picture: Splash) The 33-year-old – who sparked controversy after Photoshopping a picture of Jeremy Corbyn on a t-shirt – couldn't contain her grin as she left the studios on Thursday, weeks before her due date.

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Rachel's appearance comes after she was hit with major backlash after donning a t-shirt during the recent leader debates, which erased an anti-apartheid poster Jeremy Corbyn held at a protest. In a picture shared on her Twitter page, she could be seen wearing a top with a picture of the Labour leader being arrested at an anti-apartheid protest, back in 1984. The original photo showed him holding a sign which read: 'Defend the right to demonstrate against apartheid: Join this picket'. However, her t-shirt saw him with a Photoshopped placard that held the message: 'Jeremy Corbyn is a racist endeavour'. Her t-shirt – showing a Photoshopped Jeremy Corbyn sign -(Picture: Twitter) Flocking to Twitter, one fumed: 'Dislike Corbyn, whatever – it's a free country – but jfc a white person doing this shows a complete detachment from reality.

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A white person erasing an anti-apartheid message is new levels of bizarre. 'So Rachel Riley has taken an image of Jeremy Corbyn protesting against South African apartheid and Photoshopped it onto a t-shirt, amended to accuse him of being a racist,' a Twitter user added. Former first minister Alex Salmond has appeared in court charged with carrying out a series of sexual offences against 10 women – including an alleged attempted rape while he was first minister. The attempted rape is said to have happened in June 2014 at Bute House in Edinburgh, the official residence of the leader of the Scottish Parliament. He faces a second allegation that the 64-year-old former SNP leader indecently assaulted a woman on a number of occasions in Glasgow in 2008 by kissing her on the mouth and touching her buttocks and breasts with his hands over her clothing.

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He is accused of sexually assaulting the same woman in December 2010 or December 2011 in Ego nightclub in Edinburgh by touching her arms and hips with his hands over her clothing. A fourth charge claims he indecently assaulted a woman in October or November 2010 at Bute House by repeatedly seizing her by the wrists and repeatedly pulling her towards him and attempting to kiss her. He faces a fifth allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in a car in Edinburgh in February 2011 by touching her leg with his hand over her clothing The sixth charge alleges he sexually assaulted a woman on various occasions between 2011 and 2013 at Bute House, the Scottish Parliament and other locations by touching her buttocks with his hands over her clothing, stroking her arms, and touching and stroking her hair. It is further alleged he sexually assaulted a woman at Bute House in October 2013 by removing her foot from her shoe, stroking her foot, lifting her foot towards his mouth and attempting to kiss her foot. Prosecutors also claim he sexually assaulted a woman at Bute House in November or December 2013 by kissing her on the mouth. The ninth charge claims he intended to rape the same woman in December 2013 at Bute House by causing her to sit on a bed, lying on top of her, making sexual remarks to her, touching her buttocks, thighs and breasts over her clothing with his hands, repeatedly kissing her face, struggling with her and pulling up her dress. It is alleged he sexually assaulted a woman in 2012 at the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant in Glasgow by touching her buttocks with his hand over her clothing. The twelfth allegation claims he sexually assaulted a woman at Bute House in May 2014 by placing his arm around her body, placing his hand under her clothing and underwear and touching her breast, repeatedly kissing her on the face and neck and stroking her leg with his hand. It is further alleged he sexually assaulted a woman at Bute House in September 2014 by seizing her by the shoulders, repeatedly kissing her on the face, attempting to kiss her on the lips and touching her leg and face with his hand. The final charge alleges he sexually assaulted a woman at Stirling Castle in November 2014 by touching her buttock with his hand over her clothing.

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