Saturday Kitchen targeted by prank calls
20 November 2018 - 4:00 PM

Saturday Kitchen targeted by prank calls

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"Saturday Kitchen" has been targeted by prank callers asking innuendo-laden questions.

The BBC cookery show, which has been hosted by a range of notable chefs since James Martin's departure last year - has currently been bombarded by callers posing fake dirty questions which have had viewers in hysterics.

One viewer, Rachel from Surrey, said on the 10am show: "I've got some horse chestnuts.

"Every time I bite one, I get a prick in my mouth. Any tips?"

Host Matt Tebbutt then spluttered: "Cook them?" He is then said to have cut her off.

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Another call - thought to be the same lady - used a slang term for cannabis and cheekily asked: "What is the best herb to have with a Camberwell Carrot?"

Roger, of Cockermouth, Cumbria, said: "I've two massive sackfuls of purple spurting broccoli. I'm looking for a sauce."

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Doug from Hastings, East Sussex, said: "I've crabs. I'm looking for a recipe to cure it."

Fans of the show took to Twitter, amused by the prank callers who had been throwing off the TV presenters.

John Scott Cothill tweeted: "Just had to search Twitter to make sure I wasn't the only one hearing that. #SaturdayKitchen (sic)"

And Louise Hann tweeted: "They're all flustered after today's legend Rachel. I can almost hear the producer in Matt's eat, "Quick, go to VT! Just eat something damn it!" #saturdaykitchen (sic)"

The rotating hosts of the popular BBC show include the Hairy Bikers, Anna Haugh, Andi Oliver, Glynn Purnell, Michel Roux Jr., Donal Skehan and Matt Tebbutt.

Each show typically includes a host chef and two guests chefs cooking in the studio. They are joined by a celebrity who is usually on the show to promote a forthcoming project.

On this Saturday's episode (24.11.18) Matt Tebbutt will be joined by chefs Ian Orr and Rene Redzepi and special guest Alfie Boe.

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