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29 October 2014
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Jonathan Ross cooks up a storm with Nigella Lawson

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 10 October, BBC ONE

Jonathan Ross worships at the shrine of Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson and turns chef himself tonight.

In a cookery demonstration he faithfully reproduces - under strict
supervision - deep-fried batter-covered Bounty bars, adapted from Nigella's own recipe in her best-selling book, How to be a Domestic Goddess.

In her first TV interview since her marriage to Charles Saatchi last month, Nigella discusses her attitude to her shape, her weight and food.

She says: "Like all women I go up and down in my weight. I bought some scales in January and kept them in the kitchen, but now they're my chocolate drawer."

"If I lose weight Charles tells me to bulk up."

"I think food's sexy. People who don't like food aren't taking part in life properly."

She also reveals that:

"I did a [cookery] course once in a hotel in Cornwall and set fire to the kitchen";

she is chronically accident-prone;

her next project is a book about using food to mark occasions, including a rainbow sponge for a coming-out feast;

and her favourite junk food is "salt-and-vinegar crisps in one hand and a white chocolate Magnum in the other".

Jonathan also welcomed to the show Jamie Theakston, Mackenzie Crook (Gareth in BBC comedy The Office) and, in a rare interview, Blur frontman Damon Albarn, who also performed live their new single Good Song from the award-winning album Think Tank.

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