Beeb has to de­fend Nigella’s fake bake

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

TV bosses have de­nied mis­lead­ing view­ers af­ter try­ing to pass off a drab in­dus­trial unit as Nigella Law­son’s kitchen.

The cook is filmed wan­der­ing around her “home” in a robe in her new BBC2 se­ries, left, and even told view­ers in a pre­view that she couldn’t wait to show off her newly re-dec­o­rated kitchen.

How­ever, bosses have ad­mit­ted the show is filmed on an unin­spir­ing in­dus­trial es­tate miles from her London town­house.

The BBC said there was not enough space in the 57-year-old’s real home to film At My Ta­ble but claimed sup­plies used be­long to Nigella.

All the back­drops on the set are fake, from the kitchen ta­ble to plants blow­ing in a fab­ri­cated breeze but the BBC said: “It is very much the essence of her house.

“The kitchen is based on Nigella’s and the uten­sils are her own.

“In episode one she opens a cup­board and things fall out – those are hers.”

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