The surprising amount Baby Reindeer's 'real Martha' was apparently paid to appear on Piers Morgan's talk show

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By James Kay

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Fiona Harvey, who appears to be the inspiration behind Martha in Baby Reindeer, was paid a surprising fee for a recent interview.

For those that may have missed it, Baby Reindeer has gripped audiences with its chilling portrayal of a comedian ensnared by a relentless stalker.

While creator Richard Gadd attempted to shield the identities of the characters, intense public scrutiny has led to the revelation of the woman behind the fictional Martha.

Watch the trailer for the interview below:


She recently sat down with Piers Morgan to give her side of the story.

Harvey expressed frustration over the interview's direction, alleging manipulation and feeling "used" by the process, per the Daily Record.

The interview, which lasted an hour, had Morgan bombarding Harvey with questions, and at points, she looked visibly uncomfortable.

She denied all allegations that had been made against her, and insisted that Gadd had been in love with her and was lying for the purposes of making a series.

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Harvey has claimed that she was paid just £250 to appear on Morgan's Talk TV show.

This seems like a low amount, and fans have taken to social media to express their distaste about the show, claiming that Harvey was "exploited".

"Fiona Harvey’s fixed beliefs and delusions are clear signs of severe mental health issues to anybody that works within this field. Whilst I understand why Piers Morgan wanted her on his show for views / coverage, it’s apparent that she’s being exploited for financial gain," one person wrote on X.

A second wrote: "I'm disturbed watching the Piers Morgan interview with Fiona Harvey; it's deeply troubling to see her obvious mental health struggles exploited for sensationalism and poor taste."


During the interview, Harvey confirmed that she had not watched the series, distancing herself from the sensationalized portrayal of events.

"I’ve heard about the court scene, about the jail sentences, and all this sort of stuff... I haven’t watched any of it," she stated.

She vehemently denied ever being imprisoned for stalking, describing the accusations as "completely untrue and very career-damaging."

She disputed the claim of sending Gadd 40,000 emails, suggesting the numbers were exaggerated and asserting she sent only "a handful".

Richard Gadd is the creator of the hit series. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

Harvey revealed the toll the public scrutiny has taken on her, describing relentless online harassment and misogynistic threats.

She also announced her intention to pursue legal action against Richard Gadd and Netflix, citing defamation and seeking recourse for the portrayal of events in Baby Reindeer.

Featured image credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty

The surprising amount Baby Reindeer's 'real Martha' was apparently paid to appear on Piers Morgan's talk show

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Fiona Harvey, who appears to be the inspiration behind Martha in Baby Reindeer, was paid a surprising fee for a recent interview.

For those that may have missed it, Baby Reindeer has gripped audiences with its chilling portrayal of a comedian ensnared by a relentless stalker.

While creator Richard Gadd attempted to shield the identities of the characters, intense public scrutiny has led to the revelation of the woman behind the fictional Martha.

Watch the trailer for the interview below:


She recently sat down with Piers Morgan to give her side of the story.

Harvey expressed frustration over the interview's direction, alleging manipulation and feeling "used" by the process, per the Daily Record.

The interview, which lasted an hour, had Morgan bombarding Harvey with questions, and at points, she looked visibly uncomfortable.

She denied all allegations that had been made against her, and insisted that Gadd had been in love with her and was lying for the purposes of making a series.

Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

Harvey has claimed that she was paid just £250 to appear on Morgan's Talk TV show.

This seems like a low amount, and fans have taken to social media to express their distaste about the show, claiming that Harvey was "exploited".

"Fiona Harvey’s fixed beliefs and delusions are clear signs of severe mental health issues to anybody that works within this field. Whilst I understand why Piers Morgan wanted her on his show for views / coverage, it’s apparent that she’s being exploited for financial gain," one person wrote on X.

A second wrote: "I'm disturbed watching the Piers Morgan interview with Fiona Harvey; it's deeply troubling to see her obvious mental health struggles exploited for sensationalism and poor taste."


During the interview, Harvey confirmed that she had not watched the series, distancing herself from the sensationalized portrayal of events.

"I’ve heard about the court scene, about the jail sentences, and all this sort of stuff... I haven’t watched any of it," she stated.

She vehemently denied ever being imprisoned for stalking, describing the accusations as "completely untrue and very career-damaging."

She disputed the claim of sending Gadd 40,000 emails, suggesting the numbers were exaggerated and asserting she sent only "a handful".

Richard Gadd is the creator of the hit series. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

Harvey revealed the toll the public scrutiny has taken on her, describing relentless online harassment and misogynistic threats.

She also announced her intention to pursue legal action against Richard Gadd and Netflix, citing defamation and seeking recourse for the portrayal of events in Baby Reindeer.

Featured image credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty