Watch: Jeremy Kyle lays into 'nanny state' barbecue ban
Jeremy Kyle has hit out at the so-called "nanny state" over warnings that people in Britain should avoid cooking outdoors in the coming heatwave.
Kyle went on a rant on his daily TalkTV show against advice to avoid having barbecue because they increase the risk of wildfires.
Standing over a barbecue, Kyle said: "Fire chiefs, them lot, want to ban barbecues over safety fears as Britain basks in a scorching heatwave.
"This very weekend, I thought, you know what, take the kids, take the grandkids to Center Parcs, get back to nature."
The TV presenter then revealed that he planned to have a barbecue while on holiday but was greeted with a sign that read "no barbecues in the forest, you'll set fire to it".
He then said: "For goodness sake, sensible Brits like me have been sizzling sausages for decades without burning the house down."
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Kyle, who was sacked by ITV from his daytime show The Jeremy Kyle Show after a guest committed suicide, proceeded to call the advice "nanny state", a term that conveys the view that the government are interfering with personal choice.
M&S recently stopped selling disposable barbecues calling them "dangerous".
Temperatures in the UK are set to surpass 35C and could reach 40C for the second time in two months.
Several counties have also enacted hosepipe bans with a drought expected to hit the UK as water companies lose billions of litres in water due to leaks and the country endures a prolonged spell without any rainfall.
During the heatwave in July, London's fire service had its busiest day since the end of the Second World War as wildfires spread through the capital, destroying several houses.
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Boris Johnson recently said it is “clearly insane to take a disposable barbeque onto dry grass” following a call for them to be banned, urging people to play it safe with open fires.
Emergency services across the country have declared major incidents because of the number of fires during the record-breaking heatwave, and are urging people to do more to prevent blazes.
Disposable barbecues, bonfires, cigarettes and broken bottles and glass on the ground are among the main causes of the thousands of grass fires recorded around the UK this summer.
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