Viewers of This Morning were left appalled after TV chef Rustie Lee appeared to accidentally cross-contaminate raw and cooked food during a slot on the show.
Veteran West Indian-born cook Lee had been brought on the wake of the furore of Jamie Oliver’s new ‘punchy jerk rice’ product, which has been called out for both cultural appropriation and failing to use many of the ingredients of jerk seasoning.
Lee intended to show viewers the proper way to make jerk chicken.
But it was soon spotted that she used the same gloved hands to handle the final cooked chicken as she had to handle the raw chicken.
Presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes then tucked in, unaware of the contamination, and much to the horror of viewers.
Of course, Twitter was soon alight.
— janet hansbury (@janethansbury) August 23, 2018
Rustie Lee touched the cooked jerk chicken with her gloves used to prep the raw 🤢 #ThisMorning 👀👀👀
— Nicole Simpson (@nsimpson95) August 23, 2018
I carnt belive what ive just seen rustie lee touching cooked chicken waring gloves that have raw chicken germs on #thismorning that could kill people
— geoff thompson (@GThompson717) August 23, 2018
I hope Eamonn and Ruth don’t eat that cooked piece of chicken that @Rustie_Lee handled with gloves that had previously been rubbing the jerk into raw chicken! She obviously isn’t concerned about cross contamination 😱 #thismorning
— Sharon Forbes (@BlondeMzungu) August 23, 2018
So is it okay to touch raw chicken with gloves on then touch cooked chicken with the same gloves!!!#thismorning
— marg (@margaret_platt) August 23, 2018
It was the same episode of the show in which Twitter lit up about another segment in which Langsford admitted weeing in the shower, with a massive 72 percent of viewers also admitting to it in a poll.
Anyone that says they haven't wee'd in the shower is a liar 🤷♀️ #thismorning
— Michelle Gilshenan 🇮🇪 (@shellkaaay) August 23, 2018