Matt, 46, was on hand to host another instalment of Saturday Kitchen and was joined in the studio by television presenter Cat Deeley, 43, and chef Shivi Ramoutar. From the moment the BBC cookery show went on air, it was clear the former Saturday Morning TV star was very excited to be a guest as she explained she was a big fan of the show. However, as the broadcaster tried to inform viewers about what was coming up on the programme, he couldn’t get a word in edgeways as his co-stars were having their own conversation.
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To begin the show, the presenter allowed Shivi to explain what she was going to be preparing, which she did with enthusiasm.
“It’s quite theatrical the show today,” Matt told those watching at home, with the guest chef explaining she was excited to be sharing the stage with Cat.
“I can’t contain myself,” she continued as the Let’s Dance star was seen sitting in the corner, bubbling with excitement.
With the women complimenting one another, it was at this point the host believed proceedings were no longer in his hands.
“I don’t know what I’m doing here, to be honest,” he hit out before Shivi asked if she could continue talking about the dishes she was going to create.
The host told the chef to “carry on” so he could carry on with the rest of the programme before time ran out.
Even when it came to preparing his own dish, the presenter couldn’t talk through the process as in detail as he would have liked because Cat continued to go off on a tangent.
“I’m sorry,” the guest said several times as she shared stories from her career, to which Matt joked she was taking over his role.
“Give me a shout when you’re finished – I just want to recap some food,” he quipped with Cat becoming red-faced as she realised he was getting little air time.
“I feel like a personal chef come, waiter, today,” he continued to joke, telling viewers the recipes were all online in case they’d “struggled” to follow along.
Taking to Twitter, those watching at home reacted to the scenes, with one writing: “Glad Matt asked if Cat’s microphone could be turned down on @SaturdayKitchen #SaturdayKitchen.”
“Blooming heck I thought I could talk but @catdeeley on #SaturdayKitchen beats me hands down. Think she forgot she’s on the telly,” a second added.
Whilst a third commented: “Thoroughly enjoying @SaturdayKitchen with @catdeeley as a guest. Don’t think we have had one as good since lockdown started. Genuine human repartee between the guest, host and chef. #SaturdayKitchen.”
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Introducing Cat to the show, Matt explained she was a “superfan” and had been watching the programme whilst living in America.
The Let’s Dance host said: “You can buy a UK box to plug into your satellite system,” which she told the presenter was “all above board”.
“I plugged it in so I could watch your show every week,” she continued, to which the Saturday Kitchen star asked her: “Does that mean I’m international?”
“In my house, you are,” she replied, before joking the chef needed to “start small and think big”.
By the end of the programme, viewers had opted for the dish they wanted Matt to cook his guest for the Food Heaven or Food Hell segment.
The options those at home had to choose from was the goodness of langoustines with pork belly or the disaster of black pudding with parmesan polenta.
It was the former which was voted for by viewers, to which Cat was hugely grateful for as she thought she would be given her idea of hell for talking.
“I feel like doing a lap around the studio,” she said at the news before tucking into the dish the presenter had made.
Saturday Kitchen airs at 10am on BBC One.