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Matt Preston reveals 'irresponsible' radio stunts he was made to do

por Dannie Twopeny (02/07/2020)


Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston has described some of the 'silly' and 'irresponsible' FM radio stunts he was forced to participate in a decade ago.

The food critic, 58, explained that the stunts ranged from identifying things by smell - such as a dishcloth 'soaked in petrol' - to putting his hand in a box to guess an object - in his case, a snake.

He eventually put his foot down after a dangerous incident involving a seven-foot boa constrictor, which had been hidden under his table to scare him for Halloween.

Not happy: Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston has described some of the 'silly' and 'irresponsible' FM radio stunts he was forced to participate in a decade ago.

Pictured in 2018

When asked about his radio experiences from 2010 to 2011, Matt offered context to the Halloween incident, telling 'While I was waiting, there was a tune I liked and I was jiggling my feet to the rhythm and apparently as I was tapping my feet the boa constrictor sat up and started swallowing my foot!' he added. 

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There was also another incident in which his colleague placed a snake in a box, and he had to reach in and guess what he was touching.  'That's just plain irresponsible. If you poke around at a snake with your fingers, the snake wants to strike at you obviously,' he said.  Sssseriously?

Matt said that the stunts ranged from identifying things by smell - such as a dishcloth 'soaked in petrol' - to putting his hand in a box to guess an object - in his case, a snake Yikes: He eventually put his foot down after a dangerous incident involving a seven-foot boa constrictor, which had been hidden under his table to scare him for HalloweenMatt said he was eventually forced to tell radio executives that he was 'done' with the stunts, and refused to participate in them any more.The British foodie is currently promoting his new show, Plate of Origin, which is set to air on Channel Seven later in the year.He told The Daily Edition recently: 'It's a lot of fun, and it's a joyous celebration of the best food in Australia, and I think that's exactly what people want to see.'The show will pit people from different cultural backgrounds against each other in cook-offs as they demonstrate their national cuisines. 'I'm done!' Matt said he was eventually forced to tell radio show executives that he was 'done' with the stunts, and refused to in them any more