She said: “It sounds really silly [but] it feels like that’s become a part of my life now – I expect it.
“I expect to be shoved or pushed or verbally abused, because it happens, it’s happened for years.”
When she was asked how she reacted to the abuse, she said: “I don’t retaliate.
“I feel like there’s a dignity in silence, and I feel that if I retaliate to negativity with negativity then we’ve evened out. And I don’t need to even that out, because if somebody’s being negative I need to be the better person.
“Because I’ve got young children, the one thing I don’t want my kids to do is have a negative attitude to living in the UK because, yes, there are those negative people, but they are the minority.
“If I continue to be a good role model for my kids, that’s what’s really important because I feel like that’s what will resonate with everyone.”