Helicopter causes chaos during John Torode's cooking display on 'This Morning'

Julia Hunt
Contributor
John Torode launches his new book My Kind Of Food at the Central Street Cookery School, London. (Ian West/PA Wire)

John Torode had to hang onto his linguine for dear life when a helicopter wreaked havoc during his cooking display on This Morning.

The MasterChef star, 54, was on the ITV show to demonstrate how to make a delicious crab linguine.

He was stationed on Chesil Beach in Dorset – which was apparently rather close to a helipad.

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As Torode was showing off his culinary prowess, a helicopter started to fly above him, drowning out his words.

This Morning hosts Davina McCall and Rochelle Humes giggled in the studio as the gusts of wind generated by the helicopter sent Torode’s ingredients flying and crew members started to scurry around in a panic.

“What is happening?” asked Humes, as McCall shouted out: “It’s the police, they’re coming to get you!”

“Oh my God, they are actually landing!” squealed McCall, as the helicopter started to descend.

Humes collapsed in a fit of giggles as food and other items flew off the table.

“It’s blowing everything away!” she laughed.

Both presenters laughed even harder as Torode desperately gripped onto his pan of pasta.

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However, the celebrity chef managed to take the disaster in his stride, continuing to stir despite the deafening noise and high winds.

“Oh dear,” he bellowed. “We have got a helicopter landing right now.

“Well, I have cooked in some really strange places in my life… I will just keep on going I suppose.”

McCall and Humes – who are filling in as presenters on the programme while regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are away on holiday– praised the cook for managing to rustle up the seafood dish despite the chaos.

A tweet from This Morning’s account said: “@JohnTorode1 you’re a legend.”