Most TV celebrities divide opinion. The more popular they become, the more opinion is divided. There are few things the contrary British enjoy more than turning against once-loved heroes at the moment they peak; once the proletariat has got the message, it’s time for the smarter, more selective of us to move on, painfully aware that any new talent we herald on the way up is likely to be desecrated on the rocks of middle-brow populism if success is achieved.
At which point it is our job to refer to that person as a sold-out, washed-up, lost-it loser. Used to be funny. When did he get so annoying? If Carlsberg did backlashes, they’d come to the UK to do them.
David Tennant is the exception. He’s in an exclusive club, comprising David Tennant and Miranda Hart, whom almost no one, except those with a severe personality defect, hates.
It’s a good read.