A heated debate occurred on Good Morning Britain between two celebrities regarding solo eating.
The subject was brought up by Richard Madeley and Kate Garraway on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, as more individuals intend to go to restaurants alone and have a lunch by themselves.
However, the situation immediately became heated.
‘Well, I just think people that do it are pathetic,’ The Apprentice star Ryan-Mark Parsons bluntly said.
‘I think Alex [Mansuroglu] is one of those losers that goes to restaurants alone and I think they’re weird.
‘I go to restaurants, I’m always with someone, I’m very social, and I’m uncomfortable when I see someone dining alone.
‘I think, “What are you doing?” I just question their motives, I think you are really, really quite bizarre.’
Richard then pulled up ‘proof’ of Ryan-Mark dining alone, arguing it was ‘taken out of context.’ Ryan-Mark was furious.
‘Can we not forget the time he was eating alone in that café when Lord Alan Sugar was about to sack him?’ radio DJ Alex hit back.
The dad-of-two went on: ‘What it is, I feel like we need to stop listening to posh people to tell us how to live our life, let’s be honest.
‘I feel like your view on calling people losers and saying it’s mortifying is just bullying behaviour.’
Ryan-Mark wasn’t having it though. He said: ‘It isn’t bullying behaviour.
‘You’re telling me that someone going to a restaurant alone isn’t weird?!
‘Go and make some friends, I think that’s a reminder to look in the mirror, touch the grass and go socialise.’
Alex replied: ‘If I have to walk into a restaurant and see you and your friends laughing at me because I’m sitting alone, do you know what, if you asked me to go to dinner with this gentleman right here to one of the fanciest restaurants in London or sit in a dark room eating porridge in the corner, you can call me the Turkish Goldilocks mate, because I am eating that porridge, I’m having nothing to do with that!’
Mark-Ryan then tried to argue people like Alex were being ‘selfish’ to small businesses, concluding: ‘Alex go socialise, go find some friends.’
‘When this is all done, I’ll be solo dining on my own by choice, you’ll be doing it just because people have seen this they don’t want to be with you,’ Alex mic-dropped.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.
Source My Celebrity Life.