A spin-off from popular TV show ‘Man v Food’ has been branded ‘irresponsible and dangerous’ by health advisers.
‘Man v Booze’ premiered on Dave last week, in between repeats of Top Gear and QI, and was an instant ratings hit, but a campaign has quickly been set up calling for the show to be taken off air.
Following a similar format to the original, presenter Adam Richman has flown from America to Britain, and is travelling around in search of new challenges to satisfy his massive appetite. The difference is that this time he’s after booze instead of food.
‘The very first episode saw Mr Richman in Glasgow, where he downed two whole bottles of whisky in an hour, before head butting one of the people who had gathered to watch and being taken to hospital to have his stomach pumped.’ explains Andrew Brown, who set up the campaign against the show.
‘What sort of message does that send to kids watching? It’s hard enough trying to convince the Scottish that this isn’t acceptable behaviour without having a TV show seeming to condone it.’