Nigella chews the fat with Graham and Marilyn
Culinary goddess Nigella Lawson chews the fat with Graham Norton on BBC Two this week.
Nigella, currently appearing on BBC Two in Nigella Express, explains on The Graham Norton Show there's nothing she won't eat, if only once.
"I ate 30 pickled eggs for a bet, for £1,000. How stupid to challenge me! I made them all put their money on the table in front of me. The next day I had scrambled eggs for breakfast. I've got a very robust constitution, no after-effects at all," she says.
She adds: "I like all food but I had a fry-up of liver and lungs last year, it was delicious."
Her perfect all-occasion food? "My answer to everything would be roast chicken."
She also gives her views on the vogue for come-back bands: "I like the whole retro thing and I have a real taste for bad pop music, I like the rubbish, Eurovision."
And reveals a penchant for petty food theft as a student: "There were incidents that were regrettable! At university I used to ransack the fridges and then say that someone had stolen all my cheese and butter."
On her personal sartorial style, she says: "It's true that sometimes I don't wear knickers."
And she expresses her preference for hirsute men: "I like an animal, otherwise I don't think they're different enough from women. I like it [hair] all over, back as well. I like a pelt!"
Graham is also joined by rock star Marilyn Manson and Rihanna who performs her new single Hate That I Love You live in the studio.
The Graham Norton Show is a So Television production for BBC Two.
The Graham Norton Show, 10.00 pm, Thursday 6 December 2007 (repeated Sunday)