WATCH the moment the female TV star gets slapped on the butt by a male punter while covering the Beverley races

EXCLUSIVE: WATCH The Moment The Presenter Is Slapped In The Rear By A Male Gambler While Covering Beverley’s Race, Sparking ‘Appalled’ Bosses Attempt To Ban Him For Life

This is the terrifying moment when a man in the crowd walks up to a TV host conducting interviews at a race track and slaps her on the behind.

Reality star and model Amy Christophers, 35, was the subject of a raw and harrowing assault while streaming live at last weekend’s event.

Amy told MailOnline she felt ‘degraded and ashamed’ after being the victim of sexual misconduct at last Saturday’s meeting.

'Dismayed': This is the terrifying moment when a man in the crowd walks up to a female TV presenter conducting interviews at a race track and slaps her on the behind.

‘Dismayed’: This is the terrifying moment when a man in the crowd walks up to a female TV presenter conducting interviews at a race track and slaps her on the behind.

Beverley racecourse bosses intend to identify the race attendant and ‘ban him for life’, saying they are ‘dismayed by the incident’.

Amy was interviewing punters in the crowd for #Raceday, a social media channel affiliated with Racing TV.

Asking a group of male attendees to demonstrate how they would ride a horse, one member of the group proceeded to pat him on the back and told the camera, “Put that on the internet.”

Amy, who appeared on last year’s series of the E4 reality show Married At First Sight, was visibly shocked by the man’s behaviour.

'It made me feel bad': Reality star and model Amy Christophers was the subject of the raw and harrowing assault while live at the event last weekend.

‘It made me feel bad’: Reality star and model Amy Christophers was the subject of the raw and harrowing assault while live at the event last weekend.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she said: “I felt demeaned and ashamed.

‘He was trying to show me off in front of people.

“After the cameras stopped, I turned around and said ‘do you really think that was appropriate?’

‘I don’t expect to go to work and be patted on the back by a complete stranger. It’s not on. It made me feel sick.

Sally Iggulden, CEO of Beverley Racecourse, vowed to track down the race attendant and apply appropriate punishment.

Inexcusable: Amy told MailOnline she felt 'degraded and ashamed' after being the victim of sexual misconduct at last Saturday's meeting

Inexcusable: Amy told MailOnline she felt ‘degraded and ashamed’ after being the victim of sexual misconduct at last Saturday’s meeting

She said: ‘We are appalled by the actions of an individual at the meeting on Saturday.

“We contacted Amy immediately after the incident to offer our sincerest apologies and support.

“Beverley Racecourse has always had a zero tolerance approach to any form of inappropriate disrespect and we are now in the process of studying CCTV footage of the incident.

‘Anyone who has committed offenses of this nature can expect a lifetime ban from Beverley Racecourse.

We apologize, once again, for the distress caused to Amy.

'Not lit': Beverley Racecourse bosses intend to identify race attendant and 'ban him for life', saying they are 'shocked by incident'

‘Not lit’: Beverley Racecourse bosses intend to identify race attendant and ‘ban him for life’, saying they are ‘shocked by incident’

Clive Cottrell of Racecourse Media Group said: ‘The aim of #Raceday is to show what a great day horse racing is, it aims to get behind the scenes and tell the stories as they happen on the course.

‘However, we absolutely do not condone any type of behavior that leads to harassment of our presenters. “What happened to Amy is absolutely inexcusable – our presenters should be able to do their jobs without having to deal with this kind of behavior.

“We’ve spoken to Amy to make sure she’s okay and let her know we have our full support.”

Amy has been working for #Raceday for 12 months, providing content alongside fellow hosts including former Love Island star Frankie Foster and former jockey Lizzie Kelly.

Bad treatment: Amy, who starred in the reality series Married At First Sight UK last year, said she felt the male gambler was trying to

Bad treatment: Amy, who starred in the reality series Married At First Sight UK last year, said she felt the male gambler was trying to “show her in front of people” as she interviewed them about the day

She says racegoers are really well behaved, but admitted many went over the line at Saturday’s gathering in the East Yorkshire countryside.

Amy said: ‘I have a sense of humor and I can joke around but Saturday was too much.

We were hardly able to use the images because some people were very disrespectful.

“It was a great gathering at Beverley and it drew a huge crowd, there were quite a few stag parties and some of the things that were said to me were appalling.”

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