Founder of Young Talent Time and current 6IX breakfast presenter Johnny Young has dismissed claims by singer Debra Byrne she was introduced to sex, drugs and alcohol on the ground breaking TV show.

Young has also questioned how Byrne claimed she was 12 when she started a relationship with a 24-year-old YTT crew member. “Debra was 14 when she started on Young Talent Time and she was 15 going on 16 when she ran off with the boom operator without anybody knowing, causing incredible havoc for us,” he said.

Sources close to the former Queen of Pop have suggested there are other circumstances relating to Byrne’s early years she has not revealed, totally unrelated to YTT, things that 6IX’s Young and others on YTT had no control over.

Byrne is currently promoting her new book, ‘Not Quite Ripe’.