Celebrity Health: ‘Which BBC cretin thought this was a good idea?’: Viewers are left aghast as The One Show invites cancer sufferer and his wife to have a romantic meal – but serves it on studio ROOF in gusting winds and ‘freezing’ temperatures
- Rob who is battling cancer and wife invited to a slap up meal at the BBC studios
- Chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Aldo Zilli cooked for the pair in celebration
- But the guests of The One Show were forced to eat their meal on windy rooftop
- Viewers were left aghast as the sweet couple put on brave faces despite the cold
Published: 21:16 EDT, 9 October 2019 | Updated: 10:38 EDT, 10 October 2019
This is the bizarre moment a husband battling cancer and his wife were invited to enjoy a romantic meal together cooked by celebrity chefs at The One Show studios, only to be served dinner on the roof in gusting winds and ‘freezing’ temperatures.
Rob, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, and wife Angela, who suffers her own health problems, were given the slap up meal by renowned chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Aldo Zilli as a way of celebrating his return to health.
But viewers were left aghast when the meal was served on the roof of Broadcasting House, London, forcing the pair to put on brave faces amid 9C temperatures and bitter winds.
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Rob, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, and wife Angela were treated to the slap up meal by renowned chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Aldo Zilli on the BBC studio roof
Stepping in for regular host Matt Baker on Wednesday, Patrick Kielty joined Michelle Ackerly at the helm of the evening show and introduced the couple. Cameras then cut to the pair dressed lightly in indoor clothing.
Angela, in a cardigan, and Rob, wearing a thin blue dress shirt, were escorted to the immaculately laid table while a cellist set the scene with a romantic piece of music.
Italian chef Zilli served the pair a starter of burrata cheese with prosciutto and black truffle followed by chicken with a vanilla jus and vegetables.
But the gesture began to resemble a Fawlty Towers sketch when the table nearly proved too small for all four plates and neither guest seemed keen to tuck in because of the chilly weather.
The One Show viewers were horrified when Rob and Angela’s meal was served on the roof of the building in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, forcing the pair to brave 9C temperatures and bitter winds
Both were forced to wrap up, with Angela pulling her cardigan around herself, while the cellist’s hair was blown into her own face as she continued to play.
Viewers took to Twitter to point out the strange scenes, with one audience member writing: ‘What arrogant inconsiderate cretin imbecile thought it was good idea to invite and unwell couple to have dinner on the roof of the BBC in this freezing cold damp weather?’
Another wrote: ‘What where the BBC One Show thinking giving those guys dinner on the roof freezing cold and that was supposed to be a celebration.’
Viewers took to Twitter to point out the strange scenes, with one audience member writing: ‘What arrogant inconsiderate cretin imbecil thought it was good idea to invite and unwell couple to have dinner on the roof of the BBC in this freezing cold damp weather?’
Viewer Amanda wrote: ‘Disappointed by behaviour of this evening … that poor couple who were treated to a lovely meal, rushed, shoved on the roof and then laughed at. C’mon BBC you’re better than that.’
Juilie wrote: ‘Just watching couple on roof on one show, lovely thought but the food will be cold and so will the couple. Could have had it somewhere warmer.’
Despite the cold, the pair did share a touching moment when Rob thanks his partner for her care for him during her own battle with illness.
Viewer Amanda wrote: ‘Disappointed by behaviour of this evening … that poor couple who were treated to a lovely meal, rushed, shoved on the roof and then laughed at. C’mon BBC you’re better than that’
Rob said touchingly: ‘It’s been incredible the way you’ve put your own health concerns to look after me