Mr Ed, the world's only talking horse, agrees with Big Mac, alias John McCririck, and his outspoken views on banning the whip in horse racing.
Mr Ed, talking from his stables at Newmarket, said: "That Fat Oaf Big Mac, is an absolute idiot when he talks about most things in horse racing, but when it comes to banning the whip, I agree entirely. Horses run their bleedin' hearts out in a race trying to win, yet they are flogged like crazy with these jockeys who pull our feckin' heads off trying to win."
McCririck, who calls his wife 'The Booby', appeared in the third series of celebrity Big Brother, but he upset other contestants with his unpopular views on women and was eventually booted off the show.
"If it was not for the fact that he supports horses not getting their arses ferociously whipped I would hate him too," concluded Mr Ed. "Calling his wife a filly is just plain insulting to us horses, she's a real dog!"