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Vinnie Jones says that he prefers life in LA

Vinnie Jones says that he prefers life in LA

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Vinnie Jones says that he prefers life in LA

Hardman actor Vinnie Jones has branded England "past its sell-by date" and said that it has opened its doors to too many immigrants.

The Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels star, 48, lives in Los Angeles and said that he could never be tempted back.

"There's nothing to come back to here. To me, England is past its sell-by date," he told the Radio Times.

"It's not the country I grew up in. It's a European country now. If someone blindfolded you and put you on a plane in LA, and you landed at Heathrow and they took it off, you wouldn't have a clue where you were."

Asked whether he might make a poster boy for Ukip, the British actor replied: "You what?...I'm not familiar with them."

He said: "I just think we should get our own house in order before we open our doors. It's mind-boggling to me."

Jones, who lives next door to Quentin Tarantino on Mulholland Drive, said while being interviewed in London: "The weather here is depressing. People say you can get bored of the sunshine in LA. No, you can't. I play golf six days a week, and I've still got my football team, the Hollywood All-Stars. Those are my two main things."

The former Wimbledon and Wales footballer, who was known for his aggression on the football pitch, dismissed suggestions that he must at least miss the British sense of humour - and baked beans.

"We can get all that in LA, though you sometimes have to pay through the roof for it. A bottle of Ribena is 14 dollars," he said.

"But I get my Walkers crisps delivered once a month. I have a box of Roast Chicken, a box of Salt and Vinegar, and a box of Monster Munch...And there's more Premier League football on TV there than there is here."

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