Geoff Norcott

Geoff Norcott

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Geoff Norcott to explore How The Middle Classes Ruined Britain

Comedian's new BBC Two documentary entitled

Geoff Norcott is to make a BBC Two documentary entitled How The Middle Classes Ruined Britain.

In it, the right-wing comedian will argue that the Brexit vote has made the working class visible for the first time in generations – and claim that they are ‘feared’ by the middle classes, ‘who have had their way for too long’.

The documentary will cover the gentrification of inner-city Manchester, while in an upmarket area of London he meets the founder of a new dating app designed exclusively for the crème of the privately-educated  middle class, which Norcott says is a way working-class people like him are being kept ‘at arm’s length’.

Mash Report regular Norcott grew up on a council estate in Wimbledon, South London, and has said he does not identify with the ‘middle-class metropolitan types’ who vote Labour and to Remain in the EU.

Last month he was appointed to the BBC’s diversity panel to represent social mobility – and became the first while man to serve on the body.

Norcott is also recording a Radio 4 half-hour comedy special next month about how Brexit has changed how we define ourselves. He last year made the three-part series Geoff Norcott Is Right Leaning But Well Meaning for the broadcaster.

The new stand-up show will be recorded at the George IV Pub in, Chiswick, West London, on Jully 7. Free tickets are available here.

How The Middle Classes Ruined Britain is due to air on BBC Two at the end of July,

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Published: 17 Jun 2019



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