PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Oct 6, 2020
George Clarke regularly explores the UK's most impressive historic homes. The Channel 4 presenter has spoken candidly about the controversy the programme has caused as he admitted he has lost fans due to the property links to colonialism and slavery.
The English architect revealed that some people have expressed that he shouldn't be visiting the National Trust properties.
The 46-year-old has since defended his decision to showcase homes with "troubled histories" as he explained that racism should be "cracked down upon".
Speaking in a new interview, George talked openly about losing followers on social media.
The Channel 4 presenter explained: "I’ve just made National Trust Unlocked for Channel 4 and a few people have unfollowed me on social media because of the links some properties have to colonialism and slavery – they don’t think I should be visiting them."
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George Clarke speaks out after National Trust Unlocked host loses fans (Image: WENN)
National Trust Unlocked host George Clarke discussed losing support (Image: WENN)
George went on to suggest that people should have the chance to visit National Trust properties but as long as people are aware of "who paid the human price".
"For the record, I think racism anywhere must be cracked down upon, and hard," he commented.
"I also believe people should be allowed to visit properties with troubled histories as long as they are told who paid the human