Fiery Anthea Goes to Hell; Anthea Turner the Big Interview

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Fiery Anthea Goes to Hell; Anthea Turner the Big Interview


Byline: Roz Laws

ONE is a hot-tempered chef, famous for throwing diners out of his restaurants if they dare to criticise anything he does.

The other is a forever-smiling blonde TV presenter, famous for teaching housewives such pleasant activities as how to fold the perfect napkin.

You wonder if Anthea Turner has ever raised her voice in anger - so why does she think she and Marco Pierre White have so much in common? Amazingly, Anthea claims she too has "screamed and shouted" at people who don't do things her way. And she can relate to the chef because they are both dyslexic.

She's already started sucking up to Marco, describing his food as "delicious and absolutely gorgeous", but she might think differently next week when she's spent hours in the kitchen with him.

Anthea and her husband Grant Bovey are both contestants in the new ITV1 series Hell's Kitchen. But the Stoke-on-Trent presenter is not too fazed by Marco's reputation.

She says: "I think if you are a perfectionist you want something done right. I don't think he is out to intimidate people, I think he is out to get the best out of you.

"I don't think he plays up to the cameras and I think he does what he needs to do to get the best out of people.

"I have screamed and shouted at would-be perfect housewives." Anthea is worried about how her dyslexia will affect her chances on Hell's Kitchen. Marco is threatening to send the celebs out to wait on tables and she worries she won't be able to write down orders correctly.

"I am not severely dyslexic, but I know I have to be slightly more organised than the next person in case something goes wrong, in case I miss something.

"I have my own little shorthand, but Marco's dyslexic too so at least he will understand." Sharing a kitchen with hubby Grant will be a new experience for Anthea, as she reveals the couple have separate kitchens at opposite ends of their pounds 11m mansion.

They also have differing approaches to food and what is safe to eat.

"Grant has sell-by date phobia," she confesses. "I look at something and smell it and know whether it is in date or out - I just can't abide that sell-by date thing.

"Grant thinks if it is a day out you are going to die of some horrible disease. I am like 'look at it, there is nothing the matter with it'.

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