Helen Skelton, ubiquitous Countryfile presenter, as part of a promotional piece on the giant female figure made of mining waste and dubbed locally “Slag Alice“…..

I’m really jealous that it’s up here and not in the North West where I live

[ The people of the Lake District are reported to be beside themselves with enthusiasm for Helen’s words and agree that the one thing their region lacks is a huge fat lass to look at as natural mountains are a bit naff and get boring.  “We agree with Helen, we’re soooo jealous” announced a spokeman “so as a first step we’ve set up a campaign fund to pay to transport millions of tons of slag to here from any counties that feel they can spare some. ]