DENNIS Waterman has provoked a furious debate about exactly how shit Minder actually was.
Speaking into Piers Morgan’s gigantic face he said that badly written east end pantomimes made it very easy for actors of his calibre to play a pathetically cliched, two-dimensional rogue.
The ‘actor’, ‘singer’ and wife beater then insisted that very bad TV shows are not the same as TV show that are utter rubbish.
Helen Archer, from Peterborough, said: “His views on Minder are the same as a lot of older men and so I realised the only reason people were interested was because this particular old man had beaten his wife.
“But then it occurred to me that there was a really serious issue here and that I should give it some more thought. I eventually arrived at the conclusion that Minder was a lot of bollocks.”
She added: “I know a lot of people will be very offended by that and I don’t want it to be taken out of context, but Dennis Waterman is an appalling actor and the theme song sounded like Joe Coker being impersonated by Cliff Richard.
“I do wish Twitter wouldn’t make it so easy for me to get all worked up about the shitness of Minder.”
A spokeswoman for the domestic violence charity Refuge said: “It’s one of those shows from the 80s, like Lovejoy and Press Gang, that everybody remembers very fondly until they see a repeat on ITV3 and go ‘Jesus Christ, that was pish’.
“Like Dennis Waterman, Minder has aged very badly. And like an arsehole.”