Jamie Oliver's Biggest Mistake
In an interview with the Guardian UK, Jamie Oliver describes the biggest mistake he's made on television:
When I was working in Japan, I was making a pasta dish and I'd just bought a £350 Japanese Samurai-like knife that was made from the ﬁnest carbon steel, and I end up lopping off half my ﬁnger, live on telly. I had to pretend it never happened, and wrap my towel around my ﬁnger so they didn't see the blood rushing out. I carried on cooking like a pure professional, but I didn't tell them there was a bit of my ﬁnger in it. And then they ate it! In Japan, they do adverts live in the same studio. So when they cut to adverts, I went, "AAAAAAAAGH!" and the advert was about ﬁve metres away from me, live. This poor woman was trying to sell some version of Daz Automatic, and for about four seconds there was me screaming.