Saturday Kitchen has been the unlikely subject of angry complaints after viewers hit out at BBC Breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt’s ‘rude’ behaviour on the weekend show.
The usually calm BBC programme had fans furious over what they dubbed ‘inappropriate’ actions from the presenters, especially given that they are hosts themselves.
At one point during the offending episode on February 20, Naga told viewers: “For everyone who had turned off the news for a bit of relaxation, don’t tune in to Saturday Kitchen,” before telling host Matt Tabbutt: “it’s better without you anyway!”
Charlie also ridiculed Matt”s questions, with the TV host admitting he was losing control of the studio.
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Charlie said: “I want to see the list – he’s worked hard on these.”
One unimpressed viewer reacted: “For me it just wasn’t very enjoyable tv. If Naga and Charlie had just done a bit of banter but then settled down, it may have been ok.
“But a whole programme like this was just a bit tiresome,” and, equally annoyed, another tweeted Matt to say: “keep up the good work. forget petulant charles and naga.”
But, while some fans of the show were rubbed up the wrong way by Charlie and Naga, others said they made it highly entertaining, with one tweeting: “the BEST Saturday Kitchen I have seen in a long time. Naga and Charlie total legends…..”
In agreement, another reacted: “It was the most entertaining sat kitchen I can remember!! Naga was in top form!!! Loved Charlie looking a bit laid back too!!” and a third tweeted: “Not laughed so much in ages. Great show and what a tonic Charlie & Naga.”
After complaints from viewers, the BBC issued a statement on its website saying: “Saturday Kitchen Live’s format allows for an informal chatty style and the guests are encouraged to feel relaxed in the studio…
“We appreciate the feedback and we shared it with the Saturday Kitchen team.”
After this week’s episode of Saturday Kitchen went out on February 27, one viewer tweeted: “Good show today, much better than the one last week that was ruined by Naga and Charlie!”
Echoing those sentiments, a second posted: “Blissful fun Sat Kitchen, much needed after last week with the arrogant Naga!”