Nick and his fellow panelists were blown away when Afua questioned why we continue to glorify “hugely problematic” figures such as Winston Churchill, Cecil Rhodes and Horatio Nelson, who each have statues around the nation as a tribute to Britain’s imperial past.
“I’m not saying we should necessarily bring them down,” she explained, while telling everyone to take a deep breath as sighs and moans could be heard from her guests.
“But all options should be on the table.”
She spoke to Nick first but his response left many including Afua shocked.
“Afua, Afua, I really like you but may I remind you of something you wrote concerning Britain,” he said, before reading out a passage about racism in the UK compared to America.
“Why do you stay in the country?” he asked, as Afua looked offended.