Victoria Wood: 'You'll never see me on a comedy panel show'

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Victoria Wood has said she hates comedy panel shows – comparing them to zoos and saying she’ll never go on one.

The BBC has tried to address the all-male line-up of comedy shows, saying that they will always have a woman on them.

But the Bafta-winning comedian has dismissed the format, claiming no “sane” woman would want to even go on one.

“I think panel shows are just like a zoo, really. I don’t think any sane woman would ever want to be on them,” said Victoria, who appeared on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off in March.

“They have nothing to do with comedy," she added. "They’re to do with competitiveness and testosterone and I don’t think they’re interesting…

“On [Bake Off] I was competitive, but if I hadn’t won, I wouldn’t have minded. That’s the difference.”

Victoria joked about choosing her future projects: “I’ll always have one of my own projects on the go and if other things come in, I think, ‘Will that be a laugh or not?’

“If I think it will be a laugh, and if I can wear a flat shoe, then I might do it. I can’t wear stilettos. I’ve got a bunion, so I have to be careful!”

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