Lee Majors – aka The Six Million Dollar Man – has criticised the new version of US TV show The Bionic Woman.

In the remake, ex-EastEnders stars Michelle Ryan plays Jaime Sommers, a role made famous by Lindsay Wagner in the 1970s.

But Lee, who became a household name in the show that spawned the original Bionic Woman spin-off, is not a fan of the revamped version – or its star.

He told This Morning of the remake: “It’s not as good as the one back then. It’s too dark, too sci-fi and too edgy for kids.

And referring to Michelle’s casting, Lee added: “Lindsay was warm and you felt more in tune with her. The new show has this little English actress and you couldn’t warm up to her as you did with Lindsay.”

The Bionic Woman tells the story of Jaime, who is saved from death with the help of experimental medical implants, giving her superhuman strength.

But the revamped series has reportedly failed to draw in the ratings across the pond.