Alison Steadman slams reality shows as 'waste of time'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 September 2013
Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman has slammed reality shows for being a "waste of time" and she believes people should spend their time watching programmes that promote creativity and talent instead

Alison Steadman has slammed reality shows for being a "waste of time".

The 67-year-old actress has hit out at the creators behind such shows for brainwashing viewers into watching them, and insists she'd rather spend her down time watching programmes that promote talent and creativity instead.

Speaking to, she said: "I don't like reality shows. 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out [Here]' of the jungle. I don't like that.

"'Big Brother' took over people's lives. It was a waste of time - for the people on it and for the people watching it.

"I am not a snob but I actually prefer things where people use their talents, like 'Great British Bake Off' or 'MasterChef', where people actually make things. It is exciting and interesting watching people being creative and doing things."

The 'Love and Marriage' star claims she was asked to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing' but declined the offer because she felt she was 30 years too old to be cruising around a dancefloor in revealing outfits and she couldn't face being booted off the show in the first round.

She explained: "We need some fun in our lives and I thought it was great that Ann Widdecombe did it [the show in 2010] - but it's not for me, not now. She has that kind of personality where she could do it.

"To be honest I couldn't bear it if I were out in the first round."

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