Saturday Kitchen presenter and TV chef Matt Tebbutt is in hospital for emergency surgery to have his appendix removed.
The TV star shared a photo of himself in bed at The Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales on Tuesday, while hooked up to a drip.
Matt told his followers: ‘Me, a morphine drip and an emergency appendectomy are keeping me from a much anticipated lunch at @manteca_london with @ollysmith @sarah10016 @hardiegrantuk ….but everything and everyone here at The Grange hospital in Gwent have been fantastic.’
Praising the NHS, he added: ‘Couldn’t ask for more from such a brilliant health service So grateful. #nhs #nhsnurse #thegrangehospital #appendectomy.’
TV chef Shivi Ramoutar passed on her well wishes and commented: ‘Oh no!!! Get better soon Matt. Still looking bright eyed though.’
BBC News presenter Naga Munchetty said: ‘Get well soon xx.’
Presenter Cat Deeley quipped: ‘Morphine with a GnT chaser 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.’
DJ Sara Cox had similar thoughts as she added: ‘Woah! Matt! Hope you’re feeling better. Hope @ollysmith has swapped out the morphine in the drip for a nice Malbec? xx wishing you better matey #nhs.’
Chef Andi Oliver wrote: ‘Babe!!!!! Bloody Nora! Get better soon my love! Thankgod you’re ok!’
Food Unwrapped host Jimmy Doherty said: ‘Hope you are ok – liquid lunch for you then! X.’
Just days ago, Matt had celebrated the return of live TV after Christmas, sharing a photo from Saturday Kitchen with the caption: ‘What a cracking start back to live shows… @elviscostello #legend and @freddybirdfood @we_are_food @knackeredmother #foodheaven @bbcfood #morningwine #thankyouforthemusic.’
Matt, 47, has hosted the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen for 10 years since replacing James Martin, while he also fronts Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped.
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