No baked beans until my 40s - White

Congleton Guardian: Marco Pierre White has admitted to David Walliams he didn't try baked beans until he was in his 40s Marco Pierre White has admitted to David Walliams he didn't try baked beans until he was in his 40s

Marco Pierre White has claimed he never tried the dietary staple of baked beans until he was in his late 40s.

The Michelin-starred chef, who has launched a series of restaurants as well as starring in ITV's Hell's Kitchen series, said he missed out on the foodstuff until only the past few years.

The 52-year-old made his confession to David Walliams as they filmed an online trail while judging a nationwide hunt for a new flavour of Walkers Crisps.

Discussing various taste combinations, Marco revealed : "I was in my late 40s when I had my first baked beans in life."

David asks him: "Why, what were you doing up to that point?", but his response has been edited out of the footage.

In the past Marco has told how tinned food was considered a "middle class luxury" in his household when he was growing up.

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