Nick blames Eastenders for our ills

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COUNT­DOWN host Nick Hewer reck­ons Eastenders is to blame for all our mod­ern ills.

The 67-year-old ( above), who made his name as Lord Sugar’s as­sis­tant on the BBC show The Ap­pren­tice, said the vi­o­lence and ag­gres­sion in the soap has made yob cul­ture the norm.

Speak­ing be­fore his ap­pear­ance on the new se­ries of Room 101, a show where celebri­ties de­bate what they’d get rid of in to­day’s so­ci­ety, he said: “One of the things I have picked is Eastenders – which ev­ery­body loves, so I won’t be win­ning any pop­u­lar­ity con­tests.

“I don’t hate Eastenders in its en­tirety. What I hate is the ag­gres­sion and vi­o­lence on the show, which I think has seeped into the na­tional psy­che.

“Ev­ery­body now thinks that it’s nor­mal to be ver­bally ag­gres­sive and to be phys­i­cally threat­en­ing.”

Nick also ap­pears on the hit BBC tal­ent find­ing pro­gramme with the busi­ness mogul, which is also known for its fiery ar­gu­ments and heated de­bates.

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