Am I alone in hating this new fashion of calling well known personalities a 'National Treasure'. Where has this awful phrase come from and how and why do celebrities become so called?
The last straw for me is seeing Ed Balls called this just because he doesn't mind making a fool of himself on Strictly. Yes, I admire his guts for appearing on the show, but I'm sure he is enjoying the fame and money that comes with it.
However, that is it, he hasn't done anything to make a difference to our Nation, well not as far as dancing is concerned and I won't go into his politic career.
So if we think of Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett and David Bowie as national treasures does that mean that short, witty, face painted Irishmen are emblematic of our nations identity. That says a lot about British culture
The late Thora Hird now she wa what I would call a national treasure her acting was just brilliant timing to a tee also her one liner were so funny loved her in old movies and in loving memory and last of the summer wine.