I don’t believe in forcing anything. Those quirky chats got her noticed and led to a job on Saturday morning kids’ show Game Changers and from there she started reporting on the NFL and joined the Soccer AM online presenting team, which included a trip to Euro 2016 in France where she broadcast live on Facebook every day. If you’re not confident you’re accused of being s**t and over-promoted. Alex Corbisiero was an England, London Irish and Northampton Saints prop The 29-year-old last played professional rugby against France in 2015 Corbisiero has since retired and returned to … I’ve never been without sport. “Whenever I interview a guy, there will be comments saying I’m flirting with him or that we must have slept together,” she says. And she recently received a letter asking who at talkSPORT she had “shown her p***y to” in order to get the job. Would she ever consider coming off social media and just leaving them to it? Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. The people who were already voicing their unhappiness about her appointment now had an excuse to weigh in. 28.7k Followers, 1,965 Following, 1,045 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Alex Corbisiero (@alexcorbs) , He joined the London Irish Academy in August 2005, making his professional club debut against London Wasps in the 2008 London Double Header. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Listen to Laura on talkSPORT Breakfast, Monday-Wednesday, from 6am, and catch her on Sky Sports. She also deserves credit for managing the show in the middle of a pandemic with two co-hosts who aren’t in the studio with her and when there has been no actual sport to discuss. This is a woman having a conversation with a man. , Corbisiero has represented England at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level. But I’ve prioritised work because I love that too and my ambitions are important to me. The fantastic documentary about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance. , Woods dated former England Rugby player Alex Corbisiero for eight years. “Social media has always been the biggest indicator of sexism in this industry,” she says. But if you’re confident, then you’re arrogant. “I’ve never been without sport,” she says. After graduating, Laura landed herself a job there as runner in 2009, working her way up to editorial assistant, then into production as assistant producer, associate and producer. There has to be more protection for everyone, not just women, online.”. She called out boxer Billy Joe Saunders for making light of domestic violence in an “ignorant and idiotic” video. As soon as I started doing shots to camera, people pointed this out and they still do. She’d always known she would face some hostility from a section of the talkSPORT faithful, incensed that she’d replaced firm favourite Alan Brazil, who announced earlier this year that he was semi-retiring and dropping to two days a week. The more female voices, the more commonplace it is. She never opens “the dark inbox” of Instagram because she knows it will be full of sexually explicit DMs (“it’s gross, another level”) and a quick glance at her replies on Twitter show several pretty grim posts ranging from the suggestive to the blatant. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Personal life. In March 2020, Woods was announced as the main presenter for talkSPORT's breakfast show, presenting Monday to Wednesday with Thursdays and Fridays presented by Alan Brazil. On top of that was the mystery illness her brother Luke battled and which dominated family life for a decade. But as her profile increased, so did the abuse on social media, and that’s where Laura has had her eyes opened to discrimination. After announcing his intentions in January 2016 to take a year out from Rugby, Corbisiero was an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of the Aviva Premiership alongside with Leigh Diffey. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.