Jamie Oliver has admitted to being an utterly devious dad when it comes to punishing misbehaving kids, because it’s “not popular” to smack them anymore.
The man once known as the Naked Chef, and who charmed many a mother with that smile of his, has admitted that he’s fed Scotch Bonnet peppers to his children, so that they burn their mouths as a punishment for bad behaviour.
That sounds like PURGATORY to us – we can’t really deal with the hot stuff!
The 39-year-old TV chef admitted: “I give them chillies for punishment.”
The Daily Mail has quoted Jamie at the BBC Good Food Show, saying: “It is not very popular beating kids any more, it’s not very fashionable and you are not allowed to do it and if you are a celebrity chef like me it does not look very good in the paper. So you need a few options.”
Err…Jamie it’s not about being out of fasion, it’s just that hitting a child is kind of ‘frowned upon’ these days.
And, the devilishly devious dad of four apparently went on to describe one incident.
After his eldest child Poppy, 12, had stepped over the line in the cheeky stakes, he rubbed the ultra-hot chilli into an apple which he then fed to her.
To put this in perspective, a Scotch Bonnet can be 140 times hotter than a jalapeno – safe to say Poppy will have felt quite warm
Jamie said of the incident: “She ran up to mum and said, ‘This is peppery’. I was in the corner laughing. [Jools] said to me, ‘Don’t you ever do that again.’”