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In Conversation With Steve Allen 9pm - 10pm
15 December 2016, 11:57
As he began a fascinating discussion on parents recognising their kids are overweight, James reflected on the hostile reaction that Jamie Oliver gets for trying to help us all to eat healthier.
"He's like an evangelist, Oliver," said James. "Every time I talk to him I come out thinking: why the hell is this bloke doing more to look after obese children than their own flipping parents?
"How has it ended up on his lap?"
James took aim at the critics who call Oliver a "luvvie" when he tries to spread the message that our kids need to eat better.
"Here's someone who's been neck deep in food since he was a kid!
"Anyone who's got an opinion or a fact-based position that means the rest of us are probably doing stuff wrong gets shouted down now in this country, so loudly, you wonder why anyone like him bothers trying to look after the children of people whose own parents are fattening them up like Christmas turkeys."