TV presenter Emily Hartridge dies in scooter crash

A YouTuber, personal trainer and TV presenter has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Battersea, south London on Friday, when an electric scooter collided with a truck.

Emily Hartridge, 36, was killed while travelling down Queenstown Road at about 8.30am. Emergency services were called but Hartridge was pronounced dead by the London ambulance service at the scene. No arrest was made.

A message on her Instagram page posted on Saturday morning revealed the news to her 44,400 followers.

Davina McCall was one of thousands of people to respond to the message, saying: “My heart goes out to Emily’s family and friends. Such a shock. Sending you love and prayers.”

Calum Best said he was “so sad and I’m so sorry”, while Made in Chelsea star Ashley James said: “Sending you all so much love. So devastated.”

After becoming a YouTube star, where she had more than 340,000 followers, Hartridge presented Oh S**t I’m 30 for Channel 4, a series of six five-minute shows.

On her YouTube channel she fronted dozens of videos about her life, including some with titles such as Top 10 Reasons People Have Sex and Should I Freeze My Eggs?

She met her partner, Jacob Hazell, a fellow personal trainer, in November 2018 and the pair moved in together in June.

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