Benedetti: Cult of reality TV ‘disturbing’

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Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has lashed out at the ‘reality’ culture responsible for spawning pointless celebrities, such as footballers’ wives and socialite Paris Hilton.

The 20-year-old from Ayrshire also directed her criticisms at fellow musicians Myleene Klass and Vanessa Mae for taking advantage of the phenomenon.

Klass was a popular figure taking a shower in a skimpy bikini while filming I’m a Celebrity in the jungle. Mae meanwhile posed in a wet t-shirt last year to spice up her image.

Benedetti said: “If you’re a celebrity because you have lived on a TV show for two weeks, there is nothing to celebrate about that. I find it pretty gross. It’s disturbing that it is worshipped.

“People nowadays expect things very quickly. They think the output should always be far greater than the input. There is a lack of understanding of the pleasure and satisfaction of learning, discipline and hard work.”

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