Saturday Kitchen Live: Matt Tebbutt's guest 'shows him up'
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Matt Tebbutt is a chef and TV presenter, who is well-known for his BBC cooking show Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped. Before that, the TV chef ran his own restaurant with his wife, Lisa, before giving it up for a career in TV. Every week, the 48-year-old invites a host of famous faces to his show.
In the past, the chef has welcomed the likes of BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty, singer Ronan Keating and Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas to the show.
He also invites a number of chefs on to the programme each week to cook the guests a dish.
However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Matt admitted he is often left embarrassed by some of his celebrity guests.
“I mean the only time I get caught out blushing is because somebody’s been a bit flirty,” Matt began.
The chef continued: “But then I don’t know where to look. I am a bit pathetic like that.
“All the people we’ve had on the show are great. You know some people are more entertaining than others.
“Some people you think are going to be amazing and they go in and they’re a bit more scripted.
“It’s the ones who are confident, naturally funny and naturally warm and just comfortable.”
Matt went on to admit that despite having the “best job in the world”, some of his guests put him on edge.
He said: “So each day you’re meeting someone really funny or interesting or musical or just you know, massively creative in some fashion.
“It’s the best job in the world. And you know what? A little bit of pressure just puts you on edge enough to up your game.”
Speaking about the range of guests he has had on the cooking so so far, Matt explained: “I mean I’m quite happy to see who turns out.”
“We’ve had so many great people,” he recalled. “I really wanted Gary Barlow to come on the show and he did.
“And he was an absolute joy and we have stayed in touch since.
“There are always some people who just put you on edge because you never know what they’re going to come out with next.
“So that’s always fun and makes it entertaining,” the chef added.
The 48-year-old went on to explain the pressure of being on TV is very different to what it was like working in his own restaurant.
“The pressure of a kitchen is a pressure like never I’ve felt quite frankly,” the chef admitted.
“I mean, it’s relentless, it’s tough and it lasts for hours.
“The pressure you get from TV is more of a nervous pressure that you put upon yourself.”
Saturday Kitchen airs on Saturdays at 10am on BBC One
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