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Samantha Fox: Oprah Winfrey told me Taylor Swift is a fan

Samantha Fox: Oprah Winfrey told me Taylor Swift is a fan

Samantha Fox was told by Oprah Winfrey that Taylor Swift had been influenced by her music.

The 50-year-old singer and legendary glamour model was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for her OWN TV show 'Where Are They Now?' and during their conversation the US chat show legend told Sam that Taylor was a fan of her songs, which include 'Touch Me (I Want Your Body)' and 'I Wanna Have Some Fun'.

Sam - who released her first album in 'Touch Me' in 1986 and third LP 'I Wanna Have Some Fun' in 1989 the year Taylor was born - made the surprise claim during her appearance as a guest panellist on 'Loose Women' on Wednesday (02.11.16).

Speaking about her sit down chat with 62-year-old Oprah, Sam said: "She did concentrate on the lows in my life quite a lot. But it started off quite positive, she talked about Taylor Swift and her '1989' album ... I was quite an influence on her life growing up because my music was quite big, well it still is, in the States. Then she talked about the death of my partner, my father, my sexuality."

Sam was left grief-stricken when her long-term partner and manager Myra Stratton - who she was in a lesbian relationship with for 16 years - died of cancer last year. She has now found love again with Linda Birgitte Olsen, 42,

The blonde bombshell - who quit nude modelling in 1986 to launch a pop career - decided to hold some things back from Oprah as she is currently writing a book about her life and wants to leave some surprises in its pages for her fans.

She explained: "I've not worked in America for a few years so they do want to know more about my life. As I'm writing my book at the moment, she was interested in what I'm going to speak about. I didn't want to give too much away because I wanted people to buy my book!"