X-MEN star Patrick Stewart is such a huge fan of rebellious cartoon characters BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, he now brands himself "obsessed".

The British actor admits the 11-year-old MTV production, which centres on two teenaged heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they are bored, is a cultural phenomenon which will be greatly appreciated in the future.

He says of his love for the show, "It's borderline addiction, in fact. I have ties, I have all the videos, I have a wonderful collection of T-shirts.

"When the history of 20th century American television is written, I think that Beavis and Butthead will be singled out as a very, very important cultural phenomenon."

21/05/2004 18:13