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No baked beans until my 40s - White

Culinary guru Marco Pierre White claims he never tried the dietary staple of baked beans until he was in his late 40s.

The Michelin-starred chef, who has launched a series of restaurants as well as starring in ITV's Hell's Kitchen series, said he missed out on the foodstuff until only the past few years.

The 52-year-old made his confession to David Walliams as they filmed an online trail while judging a nationwide hunt for a new flavour of Walkers Crisps.

Discussing various taste combinations, White revealed : "I was in my late 40s when I had my first baked beans in life."

Walliams asks him: "Why, what were you doing up to that point?", but his response has been edited out of the footage.

In the past White has told how tinned food was considered a "middle class luxury" in his household when he was growing up.

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