She’s been a firm fixture on the Loose Women panel since 2003, but it seems that Linda Robson’s days on the hit daytime show could come to a crashing end.
On-air comments by the 58-year-old have sparked an Ofcom investigation, and the town she’s directed them at isn’t happy.
It all started with a discussion of the case of 23-year-old Nicola Bailey, who was prosecuted for pocketing a £20 note she found in a shop.
Speaking about the One Stop store in Blurton where the incident took place the actress suggested that the area looked “poor” and that its customers “didn’t have a lot of money”.
Linda’s description of the town just outside Stoke-on-Trent infuriated local resident Kirsty Bailey, of Elm Place, who proceeded to report the programme to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.
The 21-year-old told the Stoke Sentinel: “I just thought it was pretty disgusting to be honest. She knows nothing about the area.
“I felt she was speaking ill of the working class and the people of Blurton in general. With all the bad press the city has had recently – this is just another blow.
“The people of Blurton are friendly and community-minded – there is nothing wrong with us.
“It would be nice to see people change their opinions of Stoke-on-Trent and other parts of the city. It was awful the way it was portrayed during the by-election.”
Former Blurton councillor Roy Naylor also waded into the debate, saying that “Linda Robson should be disgusted with herself”.
Before adding: “She has tarnished us all with the same brush.
“It sickens me to hear it to be honest. I thought these people would be above making stupid comments on television.”
In response the Birds of a Feather star said she is “really, really sorry if I’ve upset anybody” before making this shock suggestion:
“Maybe I shouldn’t do any more Loose Women if what I say gets me into trouble.”
Well we never!
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