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Oliver 'burnt manhood' during date

Jamie Oliver has revealed he almost ended up seriously injured when he burnt his manhood during a steamy date with his future wife.

The TV presenter, dubbed the Naked Chef, told Graham Norton the accident was all part of a romantic plan.

He said: "I am a romantic, so I had cleaned the house, I had Sade on and I was cooking sea bass. I should add I was also completely naked apart from a bow on my manhood.

"I opened the oven and a jet of steam burnt my penis. It was really, really, really painful and I screamed which wasn't very romantic. I had to pack myself with frozen peas. I was so swollen but it was so painful. It was a bitter sweet experience."

Jamie, who now has four children with his wife Jools, said he was considering getting a tattoo, saying: "I am 40 next year and thought it might be a good idea. It was a midlife crisis thing. I'd have to put it somewhere my dad wouldn't find out because he won't like it and doesn't believe in that. I wasn't sure what I should have and someone suggested I tattoo al dente on my private parts."

Other famous faces on the BBC One show include Victoria Wood, Michael Keaton and Sir Ian McKellen who wore a One Direction T-shirt in honour of the boyband who joined the other guests in the studio.

Harry Styles said one of the secrets of the band's success was being surrounded by music industry veterans who have seen it all before.

He said: "It is weird but we are very lucky that we get to work with a lot of people who've worked with this kind of thing before and they've seen where it's gone wrong and where it's gone right. In terms of the people we have around us their experience helps a lot. And obviously we have all of us to talk it through and we have our families."

:: See the full interviews on The Graham Norton Show on BBC One, tonight (December 5) at 10:35pm.

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