Nigella Lawson chokes on spoon during The Taste

Nigella Lawson almost choked on a spoon during the first episode of 'The Taste' after the appliance cracks in her mouth

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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson almost choked on a spoon during the first episode of 'The Taste'.

The TV cook and two other experts, Ludo Lefebvre and Anthony Bourdain, set out to find the UK's best chef with 'blind auditions', which sees them sample a spoonful of food from each contestant without knowing who cooked it or the ingredients used in the dish.

However, the brunette beauty found herself in a spot of bother when she tried some truffle-glazed monkfish and the spoon cracked in her mouth, resulting in her having a coughing fit.

Worried Ludo asks her: "Oh my God. Did you crack the spoon? Are you OK?"

Nigella replies: "Something in there cracked on me."

Later on in the show, when the contestant who cooked the monkfish comes into the room for the judges' verdict, he gets a telling off.

Ludo shouts at him: "It's sabotage. You tried to kill us today."

Meanwhile, viewers will see the trio whittle 25 hopefuls down to just 12 but, with no-nonsense Nigella on the panel, contestants look set for a tricky time.

Speaking of Nigella, Anthony says: "There is an iron fist behind that velvet glove."

'The Taste' will air tonight (07.01.14) on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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