Whereas many would have jumped on the alternative for an viewers with Her Majesty, the Italian chef, 46, stated that the circumstances simply weren’t for him, describing a cucumber sandwich as his “worst nightmare”.
Recalling the distinguished invite, he stated: “I used to be invited to the Palace for tea simply earlier than Covid, however a cucumber sandwich is my worst nightmare.
“I don’t like tea both, so I phoned my agent and stated: ‘I’d love to fulfill her, however I don’t like tea and cucumber sandwiches, and I can’t do both of these issues,’” he added to the Mail On-line.
One other contributing issue to him declining the supply was the costume code.
He defined: “I’m additionally going to need to put on a tie, and the final time I did that was after I received married. I can’t do this. But when I can have a plate of pasta and a cup of espresso, I’m in.”
The previous winner of I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here! has lived within the UK since he was 18, however there are some customs he merely can’t get on board with.
Whereas he will not be a fan of the normal afternoon tea menu, he just lately launched his personal model at his eponymous restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne which incorporates truffle cream cheese.