I suppose I should stay away from the ever occurring Monty Don debates, because I usually get myself ill thought of……..However, this is my take on it.
Television is a very powerful medium (witness the hordes of people amassing around these so called ‘celebs’ when they appear in public) and these people have a duty to know their subject. Why? Because misinformation can have repercussions on people for whom this is their livelihood, not just a hobby.
I give as an example Monty’s declaration a while ago that Spencer sweet peas are not worth growing as they have no scent……this is quite untrue and ridiculous. I do happen to know that it had an adverse affect on sales (I think they call it the Delia affect) and sweet pea specialist growers were furious.
I would also put Christine Walkden in the above category.
So it's a bit ironic that you should like him SweetPea93!