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Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey: "Porn can ruin lives"

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Teen star Tyger Drew-Honey, who made his name as Jake Brockman in Outnumbered, will investigate the impact that porn is having on the lives of young people in Britain as part of a new documentary series.

And the18-year-old actor should know, his parents Simon Honey and Lindzi Drew, made their fortune in the porn industry, producing and starring in videos in the days before it was freely available on the internet.

All grown up: Tyger Drew-Honey on the red carpet

Tyger believes that porn is warping the minds of young people, replacing sex education and in some cases leading to violence and rape.

He told the Mail Online that the boyfriend of one young girl he met as part of the documentary had become hooked on watching rape scenes and had started acting them out on her, against her will.

“She was traumatised, and it showed me that porn can ruin lives if it’s not used properly. It was a massive eye-opener. She was raped repeatedly by her boyfriend, but the interesting thing is she didn’t seem to have any real resentment towards him; she saw them both as victims of pornography.

“There are not enough barriers to stop really young kids watching it. It replaces sex education and there is a whole generation who are growing up with a really warped view about what sex should be about. It feels like this generation is an accident waiting to happen because of our easy access to porn from such a young age.”

Image: Tyger's father Simon Honey aka Ben Dover, made his fortune producing and starring in porn videos

Though Tyger grew up in a £2 million house in Surrey, his life unravelled when his parents divorced and the money, which had been running out as internet porn began to take over, ran out.

In the BBC3 documentary series, Tyger On, he will also be investigating how internet dating, body image and selfies are affecting young people.

Image: Mother Lindzi Drew was a glamour model and porn star.

Tyger On begins on BBC3 on May 15 at 9pm.

Words: Michelle Fowler, Images: MrJCR, Jonathan Hordle, David Abiaw, REX, BBC

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