Drunk fry-up eating soap characters promote bad health
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always used Stan Ogden as my template for health and wellbeing. String vest, an alcohol problem, a fry up every morning, and a blocked pulmonary artery by lunchtime. Soap characters influence everyone’s daily habits, don’t they? I mean, we're always driving our cars into the canal and being taken hostage at the knicker factory.
Well, so John Moore’s University Business School in Liverpool seem to believe. Today they warned that soap characters are responsible for promoting unhealthy lifestyles, after assessing 830 scenes from Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. (Apparently this is an actual job).
Researchers found that the only character seen eating fruit was Denise Fox from Eastenders, who was eating a tangerine while lying on the floor pissed out of her head.
Diorean Maddock from the British Heart Foundation got stuck in, saying:
‘Walford, Coronation Street and Emmerdale would be much healthier places if their famous residents were served up a more balanced diet, got active and drank only the recommended amount of alcohol when the cameras are rolling.’
Will soaps take this on board? Will we see Phil Mitchell eating his five a day and everyone drinking 2-3 units at the Rovers? Or, maybe someone could come to their senses and realise that soaps are FICTIONAL?