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Nigella Lawson: Bake Off is 'too complicated'

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Nigella Lawson: Bake Off is 'too complicated'

Nigella Lawson thinks 'The Great British Bake Off' is "too complicated" for her.

The TV chef has insisted she wouldn't get past the audition stage for the BBC One show as she only bakes in a "homespun kind of way".

She said: "I wouldn't get on 'Bake Off', it's too complicated. I like baking in a homespun kind of way - if I make cookies, I don't expect them all to look the same.

"I'm not being modest. I'm a home cook. But food is a very emotional subject, and people respond deeply."

And the 55-year-old television personality has no plans to follow the likes of Jamie Oliver into government offices to discuss the nation's approach to food as she doesn't feel she has the "qualifications" to.

She told Radio Times magazine: "I'm a pretty shambolic person. I don't have the qualifications to say to people, 'You can't eat that, you can't eat this.' I'm not in a position to preach anything to anyone else.

"There's this feeling that we can guarantee our immortality, if only we ate correctly. I don't really think that's possible, but clearly eating packets of food constantly is not going to be good for you.

"If you have a perfectly normal, balanced diet nothing terrible is going to happen to you if you had a slice of cake on a Saturday night."