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Kellie Maloney opens up in first TV interview: I would have killed myself! (video)

Phil Jay 13/08/2014

Formerly a boxing promoter knows as Frank, Kellie Maloney has spoken for the first time on live TV about her gender change since leaving the sport in 2013.

The 61 year-old, who revealed on Sunday that she had been hiding this secret all her life, gave the interview to Good Morning Britain this week to give out more details on how the change came about.

It has also come to light that Maloney was forced to go to the newspapers after alleged threats to ‘out’ her were made by the press. An injnction was reportedly sought, before Maloney chose to give her story to the Sunday Mirror.

Since that time, Maloney has received huge support, not only from the boxing community, but from the who of the UK and beyond, as she continues with the reassignment that has dominated the headlines since breaking.

Guiding the careers of the likes of Lennox Lewis and David Price in her previous career, Maloney has also stated in the past few days that a return to boxing could be on the cards.

Watch below as Kellie describes her feelings to presenters Susanna Reid and John Stapleton in a candid address of what has been a tough time for Maloney – who had contemplated suicide.

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