The Apprentice’s Lord Sugar Urged To Delete ‘Ignorant’ Tweet About Martin Freeman From The Responder

LORD Alan Sugar has come under scrutiny after criticizing Martin Freeman’s Liverpool accent in the BBC drama The Responder.

The five-part crime drama sees Martin play unconventional emergency response officer Chris, and has been hailed as his best performance yet.

Martin Freeman’s Liverpool accent in The Responder has been praised by viewersCredit: BBC


But Lord Alan Sugar was not so impressed after criticizing the show on Twitter.Credit: BBC

Before the filming of the show, the Nativity! The star said they “talked to each other in scouse” for a year and a half.

But despite an overwhelming number of fans applauding him for being “perfect” with the accent, Lord Sugar was less than impressed.

On Twitter, the outspoken businessman fumed: “Why did the BBC make Martin Freeman speak with a Liverpool accent on The Responder? »

“It’s hard to follow what he and the other actors are saying. No disrespect to the people of Liverpool, they are friendly and down to earth people. My wife stopped looking, said she didn’t understand a word.

Unsurprisingly, Lord Sugar’s tweet went down like a lead balloon, with one viewer noting that the show is set in Liverpool.

In response to the post, the 74-year-old said: “It could be in Liverpool. I can understand Steven Gerrard. I can’t understand the character. I’m sorry but true.

Many were furious at Lord Sugar’s tweet and criticized the TV personality for “causing harm”.

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“Comments like this contribute to the continued difficulty of getting a good drama financed and created outside of M25,” one raged.

Another added: “It is very strange how people in London think that everyone in the UK should speak like a Londoner. »

The answering machine continues Monday at 9pm on BBC One.

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Martin said they ‘talked to each other in scouse’ for a year and a halfCredit: BBC
The Responder continues Monday at 9pm on BBC One


The Responder continues Monday at 9pm on BBC OneCredit: BBC

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