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Danny Dyer ribs John Torode over 'hard peas' on This Morning

The actor tickled viewers with his comments about the MasterChef star's meal

Watch: Danny Dyer questions John Torode's cooking skills

What did you miss?

Danny Dyer tickled This Morning viewers as he teased John Torode about his cooking, complaining that his peas were “a bit hard”.

EastEnders star Dyer was a guest on the ITV show on Thursday (21 March), and MasterChef star Torode was also in the studio for the cooking segment. Dyer was in the background as Torode whipped up a roast chicken and joined hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard to sample some when it was ready.

But he couldn’t resist weighing in on Torode’s dish – leaving the cook looking surprised.

What, how, and why?

Danny Dyer had This Morning hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard cracking up with his comments to John Torode. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Danny Dyer had This Morning hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard cracking up with his comments to John Torode. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Torode was showing the presenters how to make a “Spring roast chicken” stuffed with lemon and crème fraiche and served with potatoes and peas. Shephard invited Dyer to come along for a taste and he eagerly tucked in, although he said he thought the sauce looked “filthy”.

“How is it?” Deeley asked, and Dyer replied: “Peas are a bit hard.”

“I like a bit of an Al dente pea,” Shephard remarked. Looked confused, Torode asked: “What do you mean the peas are hard?” “Have a bang on one of those peas John, honestly,” Dyer said, pointing at the plate.

Danny Dyer through John Torode's peas were hard. (ITV screengrab)
Danny Dyer through John Torode's peas were hard. (ITV screengrab)

The chef sampled the veg himself and insisted: “They are perfect!”

Dyer, who is well known to TV viewers as Albert Square’s Mick Carter, then explained that he preferred a mushy pea.

When the hosts commented on how much they loved Torode’s sauce, Dyer then quipped: “Not for me.” “I’m joking John!” he added, as the chef pretended to be outraged.

John Torode cooked a roast on This Morning. (ITV screengrab)
John Torode cooked a roast on This Morning. (ITV screengrab)

What did viewers say?

The segment amused viewers, with several posting about it on X. “Peas aren’t even cooked right lol,” said one, as another laughed about the "Al dente peas".

Another posted a string of crying with laughter emojis as they joked: “That's Danny banned - peas are hard.”

Another wrote: “Danny Dyer trying what John Torode just cooked on This Morning! He said the sauce looked filthy (it was crème fraiche and it looked awful to be fair) then he said the peas are a bit hard! Have a bang on one of them peas! Then he goes yeah that sauce ain’t for me!”

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