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Eurotrash 'wouldn't be made now' as 'laughing at people isn't cool', says star

READ MORE: Gogglebox fans left baffled as two newbies make debut on Channel 4 show “It seemed like it wasn’t really offensive at the time, but maybe it was. I don’t think it would be made today.“We are learning what is acceptable – the world has changed.” Maria was on the Channel 4 show for 11 years alongside hosts Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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