‘Put it down!’ Dan Walker snapped at by co-star over near-rule break: ‘Being told off!’

Dan Walker told not to eat royal desserts on BBC Breakfast

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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was slammed by his co-star Nina Warhurst on Monday morning after he tried to tuck into pudding made for the Queen’s coronation before he was allowed to. The pair explained the new competition to find the best pudding for the Queen’s coronation and revealed they had some puddings brought into the studio for them to try. However, Dan was soon told off by Nina and the crew in the studio for trying to tuck into the puddings before he was allowed to.

Introducing the segment to the viewers, Dan explained: “There’s a new competition to find a pudding for the Queen, and it launches today.

“The platinum pudding contest is open to any baker to try and create the dessert to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.”

Nina continued: “Of course, coronation chicken was invented for the coronation, wasn’t it? So something that could stand the test of time.”

Dan revealed: “Victoria Sponge for Queen Victoria!” to which Nina replied surprised: “Oh, was it? I did not know that!

“One of the numerous events to mark the historic platinum jubilee and the entrance will be judged by baking royalty, including Mary Berry.”

The pair handed over to royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell to explain the competition: “It will be a pudding fit for a queen and her jubilee, in celebration for her 70 years on the throne.

“Buckingham Palace is asking Britain to get baking, it’s a nationwide competition to create the platinum pudding.

“Five finalists will be invited to bake their creations for an expert judging panel including Dame Mary Berry, Chef Monica Galetti and the Queen’s head chef Mark Flannagan.”

Back in the studio, Nina revealed: “As promised, we have the puddings, here they are, and we will be tasting these later, speaking to their creator, former bake-off winner David Atherton.”

“Dan sit on your hands, please! He keeps leaning forward to nibble on one,” she snapped at Dan as he tried to get his hands on the puddings.

She continued: “These are layered Scottish raspberries, custard at the bottom, brambly apple, crumble on the top, and then marzipan shortbread, my tummy is really miserable that we’re not allowed one!”

Dan laughed at Nina telling him off and exclaimed: “I keep being told I’m not allowed to have one, I don’t understand!

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“I’m going to have a look at it, I mean, I’m just going to have a little look because, look, they’re shouting hands-off at me!

“Why, can you tell me why I’m not allowed to taste it now?”

Nina told Dan: “We have to wait until later, this is his, we are going to wait until the person who made them comes in and explains them properly!”

Desperately Dan showed Nina: “I’ve got a spoon and everything!” but she wasn’t backing down and shouted: “Put it down!”

After reluctantly putting the spoon down, Dan explained: “David Atherton is going to be here just before nine o’clock this morning, telling us exactly how he has come up with this.”

Nina continued: “When we taste them, we have to make sure our cup of tea is at the exact perfect temperature, that is my cake rule!”

As with the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, the first week in June has been chosen for the celebratory weekend, with the summer offering a better chance of good weather than February.

BBC Breakfast airs every day from 6am on BBC One. 

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