By Roya Nikkhah
Nigella Lawson, the celebrity television chef, has been criticised for misrepresenting elements of her new cookery show.
Producers on the show have admitted that a London bus which Miss Lawson rode on during a trip to the shops was, in fact, hired by the BBC and filled with extras pretending to be normal passengers.
A BBC spokesman, said: “We chose to hire a bus for the day of filming rather than disrupt customers on a normal bus route. This series is a factual entertainment cooking show, not an observational documentary and it is perfectly normal procedure.”
The BBC also admitted that several of the people who appeared on the show as Miss Lawson’s “friends” to sample her cooking, were actually “invited guests”.