Saturday Kitchen host begs viewers ‘not to look’ at guest Rob Rinder as crew is forced to intervene during live TV disaster
Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt begged viewers ‘not to look’ at guest Rob Rinder during the show’s most recent instalment.
Chef and presenter Matt, 49, was left to awkwardly improvise as crew was forced to intervene during a live TV disaster.
Rob, 45, was invited on the show as a guest to assist with the cooking while plugging an upcoming BBC show, which he fronts.
But a technical issue occurred, with the television star’s lapel microphone suddenly cutting off mid-flow, meaning he was unable to be heard by viewers at home.
Matt tried to cover the problem by taking over the chat, but with Rob’s mic still on mute, a member of the crew came onto screen to swap it for a replacement, with the host telling viewers: ‘nobody look that way.’
What? Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt, 49, begged viewers ‘not to look’ at guest Rob Rinder, 44, during the show’s most recent instalment
Yikes! A technical issue occurred, with Rob’s lapel microphone suddenly cutting off mid-flow, meaning he was unable to be heard by viewers at home
Quick fix: Matt tried to cover the problem by taking over the chat, but with Rob’s mic still on mute, a member of the crew came onto screen to swap it for a replacement
While assisting Matt with cooking one of his favourite summer dishes: cockle with vinegar and pepper, Rob spoke about his debut into BBC’s fifth season of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby 2023.
Excitedly sharing anecdotes from filming the show, recalling going ‘to the best hotels in the world,’ which he insisted was ‘not about bling, but about what they deliver to their communities.’
But just as the barrister described being told the tales of a woman in her 90s dying of Covid-19, Rob’s voice abruptly stopped.
Quickly catching onto the dilemma through a producer in his ear informing him of the situation, Matt picked up from Rob’s conversation and continued to speak about the importance of giving back.
However, as Rob attempted to add his thoughts, not realising that his voice was mute to viewers, Matt told him: ‘Hold that thought for a sec, I’m just going to walk you through the mariniere (sauce),’ in an attempt to stop Rob from trying to speak.
Finally, Matt told Rob: ‘Sorry we’ve lost your mic for now,’ before continuing in comical style as he chuckled while saying: ‘So I’m going to carry on talking, let’s look at me, I’ll keep talking while we change Rob’s mic, nobody look that way.’
As the camera pointed at Rob who was having a new mic attached to his lapel, Matt joked: ‘We’re supposed to do that secretly!’
Thankfully, Rob’s voice could soon once again be heard again, with the barrister announcing loud and clear: ‘Greetings everybody, it’s a delight to be here!’
Awkward: Chef and presenter Matt was left to awkwardly improvise as crew was forced to intervene during a live TV disaster. with the host telling viewers: ‘nobody look that way’
Last month, Matt became emotional live on air after he received a text live on air.
The show ran a segment on Marcus Wareing’s Eton Mess then returned to the live studio where viewers could see Matt holding his phone.
He fought back tears as he said: ‘Thanks for that Marcus, that was all well and good.
‘I loved your Eton Mess but, to be honest, I have just had a text from my daughter. Proud dad moment, she got a First from university!’
Matt and his wife Lisa have two children, Jessie and Henry. The family lives in Monmouthshire, Wales.
The studio roared into applause in congratulations to Jessie, including the show’s guest Anita Rani from Strictly and Countryfile.
Matt thanked all of those who clapped and cheered before swiftly apologising for ‘taking over TV for my own gain, let’s get back to the script’.
The father-of-two kept smiling throughout the next segment of the show, clearly overwhelmed by the amazing news.
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