Mon, 8 Jan, 2018
The heated moment you missed between Melissa Doyle and celebrity chef Marco Pierre White
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has remained true to his terrifying reputation during a TV interview with Melissa Doyle.
On Channel Seven’s Sunday Night, the chef proved that he was not in the mood to answer any questions about his infamous feud with MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston.
The feud started last year when Preston made some comments about White’s son, Marco Pierre White Junior, during a radio interview with Kyle and Jackie O.
The radio duo were discussing White Junior’s appearance on UK Celebrity Big Brother where he allegedly had sex on camera with a fellow housemate.
“I think it is that terrible thing when you have kids that go off the rails, how do you deal with it?” Preston said to the radio hosts during the chat.
“I mean any dad would feel that whenever your kid goes off the rails the first thing is: ‘What could I have done better?’ I think Marco is no different.”
The MasterChef judge then said White Junior had a drug problem.
“I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with your children having a highly evolved social life but I think the drugs might be a little bit of a worry!”
Soon after, Marco Pierre White told The Advertiser that Preston’s comments insulted him so much that he would not longer appear on MasterChef Australia and instead appeared on competitor cooking show Hell’s Kitchen.
“The things he said about my son ... were disgraceful,” said White.
“No one should ever say that about someone else’s children. I will never forgive that man.”
In the Sunday Night interview, Doyle tried to ask if there was still tension between White and Preston asking, “Did he cross the line by talking about your children?"
“You know the answer to that,” he said sternly.
“I don’t have to get involved. Don’t ask me a question I’m not going to answer and don’t try and draw me into something I won’t be drawn into.”
However, the renowned chef happily discussed his tumultuous relationship with Gordon Ramsay during the interview.
“We never fell out, really,” White told Doyle.
“He just happened to turn up to my wedding with a film crew that were hidden in the bushes, filming my children and my friends and my family. And then that appeared in his next food show.
“Would I ever turn up to somebody’s wedding with a camera crew hidden in the bushes? Would you? Because I’m very simple. If I can’t enrich you’re life and you can’t enrich my life, why should we know each other?”
During the interview, White also opened up about the death of his mother when he was just six and his cooking career, in which he has been awarded three Michelin stars.