Bill Roache says he wants to 'spank' female TV presenter – Daily TV round-up

Corrie star hits headlines once again over lewd comment on New Zealand morning show

William Roache has hit the headlines once again, after he told a TV presenter in New Zealand that he wanted to 'smack her bottom'.

The 'Coronation Street' star, who was recently criticised for implying that victims of sexual abuse are paying for sins in past lives, made the lewd remarks while appearing on the 'Good Morning' show.

Roache... appears on Good Morning in New Zealand (Copyright: TV One)

While taking part in a cookery demo with celebrity cook Annabel Langbein, the so-called 'Queen of Kiwi cuisine', he went to chop a tomato for a quiche that was being made.

On seeing that Langbein had already done it, he said: “You naughty girl. I would say I am going to smack your bottom but - I would love to do that - but we are not allowed to on TV.”

Referring to his claims to have slept with 1000 women, she laughed off the comment saying: “I've heard that about you, and the 1000 women.”

“There's life in the old dog yet,” Roache replied.

[Related story: Sex abuse victims being punished for previous sins, says Bill Roache]

Later on in the show, he discussed his beliefs and involvement in the Pure Love Movement, the spiritual group that he is a part of.

“However horrible somebody is, if you love them, pour love back at them. That will help them to recognise who they are,” he said.

It was his comments about the movement on a New Zealand news show that found him widely criticised two weeks ago.

Speaking to interviewer Garth Bray on the One News channel, he said: “If you accept that you are pure love, and if you know that you are pure love and therefore live that pure love, these things won’t happen to you.”

Bray then quizzed Roache: “To some people that sounds perhaps like you’re saying victims bring things on themselves – is that what you’re saying?”

Roach then replied: “Not quite, but then yes I am, because everything that happens to us has been a result of what we have been in previous lives.”

He has since apologised for any offence caused by the comments. [Daily Mirror]

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