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To be quickly losing respect for Matthew Wright?

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fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 09:51:16

Wright Stuff. Great show, great topics but why, oh why does he choose (some of) the guests he does? They make minimal contribution and what they do say is often cringeworthy. So far I've switched off to: Katie Price, that Scottish one (that's in Corrie) from BB, Rylan and now Speidi.

Generally all people with no real talent other than being famous for being famous. All I need now is the ego that is Paddy McInness and I shall never watch again.


TheBigJessie Mon 28-Jan-13 09:53:03

You still had respect left?

ArbitraryUsername Mon 28-Jan-13 09:53:31

Is it possible to lose respect for Matthew wright? Surely you'd have to have some to start with...

fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 09:59:24

grin Just about....he's an intelligent and articulate man (yes he knows how to push the right buttons breeders/consumers/polluters) but I do believe its a facade.

Mostly, I love the show, they're not afraid to confront controversial subjects and I love a good debate. (Hence AIBU being my favourite type of thread on here).

Southeastdweller Mon 28-Jan-13 10:00:37

Those B.B people are just awful, a total embarrassment. But I loved Matthew telling that woman who called in that her adult son had to stand on his own two feet. She was feeling disgruntled that she'd have to pay from her benefits for the luxury of having a spare room in her council property (she wants him to sleep in the spare room in his university breaks). Matthew said that when he stays with his mum in her rented property that he has to sleep on the sofa.

It's that entitled attitude typical from that caller that's one reason why we're in ths mess angry

Flossyfloof Mon 28-Jan-13 10:00:43

I was a bit shocked when he said just now that his Mum lives in private rented accommodation. Of course that may be her choice...

AmberSocks Mon 28-Jan-13 10:00:50

i cant watch i,it makes me cross and i just spend the whole time saying YOUR ALL WRONG at the screen.

HannahsSister40 Mon 28-Jan-13 10:01:36

I love the way Matthew Wright is addressing them as if they were 12 year old children!

TheSecondComing Mon 28-Jan-13 10:02:47

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HannahsSister40 Mon 28-Jan-13 10:06:38

to be fair, the past 10 minutes they've been surprisingly funny and articulate. But they both need a bit of powder on their faces, shiny face syndrome!

Southeastdweller Mon 28-Jan-13 10:08:08

Something like 16 weeks a year they get.

Like Matthew said, he should stand on his own two feet. Who cares that her son has to sleep on a sofa and store his stuff at a friends or put it in a cupboard? FFS.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 28-Jan-13 10:10:40

University semesters are typically only 11 weeks long. Even with exam periods, there's still a lot of time off university. And students are often kicked out of halls for the holidays (so the university can rent out the rooms to holiday makers/for conference attendees). Their parents' address is still listed as their 'home' address (and used in calculating student finance entitlement).
Given all this, it's ridiculous to refuse to let them have a room in their (officially designated) home. Where exactly are they supposed to go in the holidays?

It's really awful how those in powerful positions have convinced so many peop,e that this sort of thing is an example of some awful culture of 'entitledness'.

TheBigJessie Mon 28-Jan-13 10:14:27

"Store at a friend's"? Suppose the kid doesn't have such a trustworthy friend with space?

As for sleeping on a sofa, I spent much of my childhood sleeping on a sofa (due to poverty, blah, blah). It's not something to be blasé about.

TheSecondComing Mon 28-Jan-13 10:20:47

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TheBigJessie Mon 28-Jan-13 10:24:06

I actually chose not to go to university, because if I moved out into University Halls, I knew I'd be homeless over the holidays or sofa-surfing.

Not a situation I want other people to end up in.

millie30 Mon 28-Jan-13 10:25:00

Most of his guests are on promoting Channel 5 shows, I doubt he gets much say in the matter.

RuleBritannia Mon 28-Jan-13 10:34:36

".....that Scottish one (that's in Corrie)....."

I can't remember a Scottish one from Corrie. Who is it? Please give the character name if you don't know the 'actor's' name.

Lofty or was it Curly? went off with a character from the northeast. Is that the one you are talking about?

fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 10:38:50

I love that he sleeps on his Mum's sofa too!! grin

The social housing is a tricky one, I always had to share with my sister but she has been moved so her boy and girl have a room each (they're that age). I personally wouldn't feel 'entitled' to something I couldn't pay for (disclaimer in the case of minors/ people with disabilities). The nature of my job means I have people openly tell me, 'why should I work? I get everything for free). In those rare situations I would keep accommodation minimal. People who are able to work should always be better off financially doing so.

CashmereHoodlum Mon 28-Jan-13 10:45:07

I used to enjoy his show, when I first had children. When I first found myself at home all day and the alternative was Jeremy Kyle, This Morning, Lorraine Kelly or all those antiques/moving to Australia programmes. But all the constant droning on about breeders and so forth got a bit boring after a while, and now I just listen to the radio. It's a shame, because daytime TV is truly dreadful, and his show really had potential to be something for the SAHP who keeps up with current affairs. I imagine he has alienated a large part of his target audience in this way. After all, the audience must be mainly shift workers, retired people, stay at home breeders hmm and people who are not working.

AnyFucker Mon 28-Jan-13 10:49:24

"Speidi" are on there today ???????

BegoniaBampot Mon 28-Jan-13 10:59:08

Spencer and Heidi are actually coming across as very intelligent and sensible. Like the Wright Stuff and I like Mathew Wright though I don't always agree with him. Most of what he says is just playing devils advocate to get the debate going. After all these years it is getting a bit tired and we've heard much of it all before. Still my favourite programme to get the ironing done to though.

retrocutie Mon 28-Jan-13 11:02:36

YABVU for having respect for him in the first place. The man's a knob.

BegoniaBampot Mon 28-Jan-13 11:05:47

Regards the 18 yr old uni student. I'd still class his home as his mothers home even if you are off at uni, un is only a temporary thing. But then I come from a place where most people stay living with their parents into their 20's and sometimes beyond. This concept of you are on your own at 18, get on your bike etc is a strange one for me. Do people really expect their kids to clear of when they get to 18?

OTTMummA Mon 28-Jan-13 11:11:34

Some people turf their kids out well before 18, so yes I can believe people think that way.

TheSecondComing Mon 28-Jan-13 11:16:57

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