"When I was in a double act with Richard Herring, we had them on our show. I can't remember exactly why but they were in a kind of crate and jumped out of it - they were really good sports.
"At the turn of the century, they decided they wanted to do a sitcom and I wrote a proposal. I may have co-written it with Richard, I can't recall.
"The idea was they were lighthouse keepers and lived together, it was going to be a kind of Samuel Beckett thing. Really weird things would be washed up on the shore and once a week Cat Deeley would arrive in a rowing boat. They really wanted to do it but in the end they did a remake of The Likely Lads, which was a classic 70s sitcom about Geordie blokes that liked football.
"And I think that's the dilemma they always had; art or commerce.
"They probably wanted to do a sitcom where they lived in a lighthouse but management were going 'no, you should do a remake of The Likely Lads'."
Describing the pair as "a mouthpiece for this awful thing" and suggesting that "they must know that it's terrible what happened there [on I'm A Celebrity...]", he concluded: "They were basically forced to endorse fascism."