I am happy for my daughter to be a prostitute says Home Counties madam
18:12 GMT, 5 September 2012
Becky Adams is no stranger to controversy.
The blonde madam has owned brothels around the Home Counties for over twenty five years and is a self-proclaimed poster girl for the British sex industry.
And now the convent-educated women has sensationally claimed that she would be happy for 16-year-old daughter to become a prostitute.
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Becky Adams has worked as a brothel madam for over twenty five years
Talking on This Morning today the 45-year-old said: 'If she wanted to be a sex worker I would support her.
'I believe that anyone going in to the industry should be safe, helped and mentored.
'She is a young person. I give her advise endlessly: learn a language, stay in college, but she ignores me.'
Becky's daughter Emilia has not yet expressed an interest in joining the vice trade and currently works in a car showroom.
But her mother insists that joining the sex industry would be a more honest job than becoming a banker.
presenter Phillip Schofield questioned the assumption that any
16-year-old girl would want to be a prostitute she said: 'You would be
surprised. Over the last ten years I believe that a lot of younger
people’s attitude towards sex has changed, they are becoming more
accepting of sex.
Becky's 16-year-old daughter Emilia works in a car showroom
'In my brothel business I have been getting 18 year-old-girls coming to me and saying “this is what I have wanted to do since I was 16.”
'They think they can sleep with footballers and earn 3000 a night and are actively wanting to do to do this as a career.'
Becky who describes herself as a novelist and motivational speaker is currently working with Swansea University and the Terrence Higgins Trust to educate and advise students in Wales.
She added: 'Young people are going to go in to sex work. It is important to have the conversation.
'If you are going to do it you need to be safe you need sexual health advice.
'When most people think of prostitution they think of either the street girls or the call girls who speak five languages and work in St Tropez.
'But most of it happens in the middle, in ordinary massage parlours or flats with women who do a shift then go home.'
Journalist Angela Epstein, also on the ITV1 sofa, did not share Becky's liberal views.
She said: ''This is soft focus street walking, it is like she's recruiting for an accountancy firm.
'This is about young people selling their bodies for sex and it flies in the face of everything motherhood is about.
‘We are talking about sex with strangers and I find it depressing and bleak.'
Becky appeared on the This Morning sofa with journalist Angela Epstein
VIDEO: Watch Becky Adams defending her claim today and see the full interview at This Morning