Sunday Brunch/Channel 4
It could well be argued that Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch makes for easy viewing at the end of the week, as famous faces muse about food and drink while getting to work in the kitchen.
Except, thanks to former Blur bassist Alex James, this week’s programme was a little livelier than usual – after he took a chunk out of his finger while using a chopping board.
James, who has now swapped the guitar for food, joined hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer to cook steak topped with blue cheese. It sounds good to us, but the injury which followed? Not so much.
While talking about The Big Feastival – his food and music event taking place on his farm in The Cotswolds at the end of August – James managed to hurt himself while chopping apples.
“Oh, I cut my finger,” he told Rimmer, who remarked that he “did that last week”.
After handing a bowl over to Rimmer, James tried to go back to the apples with his bloodied left hand, wiping his nose with his right for good measure.
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Because what use is hygiene in a kitchen, of all places!
In fact, at one point, Rimmer noted Alex had "a little bit of blood" on his chopping board.
As James hovered around the kitchen, Lovejoy could be seen walking on to give the musician a tissue for his hand, and later told James to go and “get a plaster on you”.
He then returned to the kitchen a short while later.
However, the incident hasn’t stopped all the people (so many people) making light of the accident on social media:
\u201cJesus Christ can someone give Alex James a dressing and some hand wash? Cringing here \ud83d\ude48 #SundayBrunch\u201d— kateface (@kateface) 1658049995
\u201cWho had 'Alex James cutting his finger off on Sunday Brunch on the hottest day of the year' on their bingo card?\u201d— Will Nett (@Will Nett) 1658050110
\u201cHowling with laughter watching Sunday Brunch. Got to be the worst show I\u2019ve ever watched Alex James touching his nose whilst food handling, chopping an apple like he\u2019s going to cut himself. Then cuts his finger. Guests asking what the amazing flower is that tastes of \u2026\u201d— micah (@micah) 1658050462
\u201cAlex James is insisting on putting his cut hand covered in blood over all the food he's preparing, and Simon Rimmer running round subtly trying to stop him. Total car crash TV. And now Rimmer actually eating the fried whatever-it-was James just had his hands on #sundaybrunch\u201d— Codex23 (@Codex23) 1658051285
While James is yet to address the situation on his social media channels, the official Twitter account for Sunday Brunch shared a picture of the bassist sitting with all the other guests on the show, so hopefully, he’s alright.
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