Sexism Is Rife on TV .. It's No Gray Area; PM ON SATURDAY HE KNOWS THE CELEBS.. COS HE THINKS HE IS ONE: WOMEN WORST CULPRITS

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DID anyone watch that vile display of sexism on the TV the other day? Archaic. Stomach churning. Treating the opposite sex like a piece of meat.

Despicable wasn't it? And the Andy Gray scenario was a bit dodgy, too.

Yes that's right, I'm not talking about the Sky Sports presenters but Loose Women. The most sexist show on TV since the Carry On films graced our parents' black and white TVs.

At least Andy Gray had the decency to act like a pig off camera.

But no, week after week, the four bats plonk their middle-age spreads down in front of an audience of guffawing women, gulp their mugs of tea and spit out venom about men like they're nothing but a brainless bit of eye candy - and that's if they're lucky.

So let's concentrate for now on the real sexist outrage - the ones that you won't see splashed all over the front of the tabloids.

One was on our very own TV3, the other on the UK's most watched channel, ITV.

Over the water first, where four middleaged prime-time female presenters excitedly blushed as pop singer Enrique Iglesias joined them on the set of Loose Women.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not the Latino heart throb's biggest fan.

But even your cynical showbiz guru has to give a nod to his millions of worldwide record sales, chart-topping hits, sell-out tours and, not to forget, the influence of his infinitely more talented crooner dad.

Apparently, the panel on ITV's Loose Women weren't aware of such facts.

Because when Enrique settled himself down, braced for a barrage of tricky questions, one of the presenters pipped up: "We don't actually have anything to ask you. …