BBC’s new smash-hit drama Bodyguard has killed it in the ratings, but some real-life bodyguards have taken issue with it.
Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes and security specialist Will Geddes felt that some of the Jed Mercurio show was far-fetched.
Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning, Matt explained: “Great entertainment – there’s 50/50 fiction and fact. There’s bits that we can pick out, but you know, it’s incredible entertainment. It’s certainly hooked the public through, no doubt about that, as anyone would say.”
Meanwhile, Will added that numerous Hollywood movies have the same issue, opting to go with spectacle, rather than realism.
He added: “I’ve worked on a couple of Hollywood movies myself and I know as a technical advisor there are things that you’ll sort of wince and cringe at.
“The producers will turn around and say, ‘It’ll look cooler if we do it this way’. So it’s not a documentary, it’s entertainment.
“So there are a lot of things we could pick apart, but it’s fun.”
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Bodyguard continues on Sunday (September 2) at 9pm on BBC One.
This Morning continues weekdays from 10.30am.
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