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Prey cast hit back at Radio 4 critic's "fat lady detective" comments

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The cast and crew of ITV's Prey have hit back at BBC Radio 4 critic Philip Hensher after he made controversial comments about the show.

Hensher described the character played by actress Rosie Cavaliero as "the fat lady detective" when discussing the show on-air, and made other critical comments about the opening episode of the drama.

John Simm in ITV's 'Prey'

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John Simm in ITV's Prey


Prey director Nick Murphy said that Hensher's comments are "pitiful", tweeting: "Describing female character as 'fat woman detective'. Saturday Review meets Heat Magazine."

John Simm, who leads the cast of the new series, added: "He's a Prick. Delighted he didn't like it."

Meanwhile, Red Production Company, who are behind the series, posted: "You can guess what we at Red think. Appalled that Rosie C's break-out performance reduced to 'fat lady detective' in recent radio review."

The opening episode of Prey topped the ratings outside of soaps on Monday (April 28), attracting 5.7 million viewers and a 25.2% audience share.

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