A Crawley transexual woman revealed her amazing story to the nation on ITV’s This Morning.
Kirsty Cass, from Southgate, a transexual who used to be a man, was interviewed by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Thursday (October 17).
Despite knowing millions across the nation were watching, Kirsty revealed her personal history including the time she went through deep depression.
After the interview Kirsty said she was proud she had spoken about her life as she wanted to make sure anyone else feeling confused about their sexuality, did not ‘fall down the same spiral’ she did.
She said: “I was a little bit nervous when I went on at first but they made me feel so at ease and once we were chatting I just felt like I was talking to Holly and Phillip, thinking how many people watching this went out my head.
“I got across to people to get help before doing anything drastic.”
She said the most stand-out moment of the experience was meeting Holly and being star struck by her beauty.
She said: “She’s absolutely stunning. She looks even better in real life.”
The night before the show Kirsty was given star treatment as she stayed in a hotel in London Bridge and was given a full make over before appearing on screen.
When she reached the studio Kirsty was surrounded by celebrities including Karl Pilkington from An Idiot Abroad, Emmerdale’s Mark Charnock and the cast of the Lion King stage show.
She was amazed by the size of the studio.
She said: “I asked for directions to the toilet and couldn’t find my way!”
During the interview Holly and Phillip looked amazed as Kirsty told them about her life growing up as a woman in a man’s body for 46 years, trying to act like a man and even getting married.
She revealed how it felt to finally get her gender reconstructive surgery.
She said: “After the operation it felt fantastic.”
Phillip told Kirsty he thought she looked like a completely different person to the person she was describing and Holly added that she looked comfortable in her new body.
Kirsty agreed that she was happy but made a point to say she was fed up of being misrepresented in the press.
She ended the interview by saying: “The only down side is us transexuals are labelled and ridiculed.
“We just ask for a bit of respect. We’re not freaks or anything like that.”