BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt & Naga Munchetty throw Saturday Kitchen into chaos as as they 'take over' hosting
25th February 2021

BBC Breakfast hosts Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt could not take a break from work, even when appearing as guests on Saturday Kitchen.

The breakfast news duo appeared as guests on this week's show as host Mark Tebbutt failed to keep them in line and they took over, with some fans calling it the 'best Saturday Kitchen ever'.

Mark was joined by the BBC stars and renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi but lost control of his show just minutes in.

One segment saw Matt trying to make a dish of brie wrapped in pastry but was the victim of some light hearted ribbing at the hands of Chris and Naga.

They joked Yottam should take over as host because he was a "proper chef".

Trying to soldier on, Matt said: "You know what, I’ve got a list of questions as long as your arm and I’ve not read any of them yet," to which the BBC hosts joked, "Who wrote those questions for you?"

Matt managed to ask, "You’ve had a tough year, to read for three and a half to four hours a day, reading that news, it’s pretty hard going. How do you get away from that?"

But Charlie and Naga did not want to get into a heavy conversation and kept joking.

"You’ve really brought the tone down haven’t you? I thought it was going to be something like 'What’s it like getting up early in the morning?'," Charlie joked.

Naga then turned to the camera and said, "for everyone who has turned off from the news and kind of wanted a bit of relaxation, don’t tune in to Saturday Kitchen, it’s just not worth it.

"Yotam is going to take over and then it will be loads better."

They then took Matt's questions off him and began to read them out loud.

"Question one on Matt’s list right, Naga, you always put me on edge, 'Charlie, how do you cope with that?'," he read out loud.

"How do you cope with me putting Matt on edge?" Naga then asked her co-host, adding "That’s a smart question."

Charlie continued: “Do you want to hear the second question? He’s worked hard on these. 'How do you switch off? And, do you ignore the news when you’re not working?'."

Matt tried to joke: "They’re telling me I’ve got a minute, can we finish early? This has never happened before."

The irreverent banter continued throughout the episode with most viewers loving seeing the lighter side of Matt and Charlie.

"That was rather funny @matt_tebbutt great show!" wrote one Twitter user.

Another added: "Best @SaturdayKitchen ever today with @TVNaga01 Charlie Stayt @matt_tebbutt and @ottolenghi."

And a third said: "I thought Naga and Charlie were really funny on #SaturdayKitchen apparently a lot of viewers didn't."

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.

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