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Comedy queen Lynch blasts Facebook critics

Funnywoman Katherine Lynch has slammed critics of her show Single Ladies.

She said she is "tired" of those who constantly criticise her show, especially those who have set up a Facebook page entitled "Get Katherine Lynch off the TV".

"I'm in light entertainment. If they want, they can turn off the TV," Lynch said.

"Skinny jeans are not for everyone. I wouldn't buy a pair of skinny jeans, but I don't set up a site against them.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but people sometimes set people up to knock them down," she told the Herald.

"I'm tired of people being negative. I work hard. My show is light-hearted and fun. If you don't like it, turn it off and put on a documentary."

The Katherine Lynch's Single Ladies star pointed out that she has the highest rated show on RTE 2 and is constantly receiving congratulations from fans and followers.

Exhausted

"I never went out to get intellectually reviewed. I have 400,000 viewers, which was the highest rating show," she said. "People basically like my show.

"I'm over the negativity. I did 14 live gigs which were all sold out, and I'm exhausted.

"I don't take it personally, I just think it's sad."

The Facebook site, which has posted some nasty comments and has more than 4,000 fans, has also received positive response from fans who support the comic. One poster said: "She's hilarious! Obviously people think she's funny if she has had three series!"

Lynch said that she now has 3,000 followers on her own Facebook page and said she finds people are particularly negative about female comediennes.

The quirky series, which airs at 10.50pm on Tuesdays recorded a 29pc audience share on its first showing.

In last week's episode, Lynch came face to face with hunky Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

"It was fantastic getting Ronaldo, it really made it [the show]," she said.

clairmurphy@herald.ie