Richard Bacon - the less said about his regular barely-suppressed political leanings the better - was hosting Clarissa Dickson-Wright promoting her new book. After celebrating Yorkshire's no nonsense approach to food, particularly the keeping of fat on ham which she described as "very important", she was quizzed by Bacon on the subject (around 1:31:00 onwards).
RB: Does fat make you fat?So there you have it. The food that those less well off eat will make you fat, posh food won't. Clarissa doesn't make things up as she goes along, you know.
CD-W: Does fat make you fat? I think the sort of fat you get in McDonald's hamburger or some other such thing would make you fat.
RB: But the fat on ham?
CD-W: No, it wouldn't make you fat, particularly, depends on how much you eat I suppose, but fat doesn't necessarily make you fat, no.