By Cheshire East Council - 3rd December 2013 6:06am
'Grumpy' Jack Dee blasted by Council Leader Michael Jones.
Michael Jones has urged comedian Jack Dee to 'cheer up, get on a train and come up here' after running down Crewe in a media interview.
Speaking with Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show last Friday, Jack Dee said he 'just can't be bothered' to go to towns like Crewe. When he was challenged by Warrington-born Evans, he added: "You think 'Crewe, that's just down the road', but it's miles away and when you get there there's actually nothing to do the next day."
Michael Jones said: "Jack's famous for his grumpy demeanour, but he should cheer up, get on a train and come up here and see for himself how we're the best connected town in England, with superb road, rail and airport links, while HS2 will mean London is less than an hour away.
"Crewe is a working town with a fabulous cultural offer and even though I'm a great fan of Jack, he really is living in the dark ages. The serious point is that these sorts of jibes damage the town's brand and make it harder to attract inward investment.
He added: "Jack now hosts 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' on Radio 4 — and when it comes to his knowledge of Crewe, I couldn't have put it better myself."
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