Nigella Lawson bags TV BAFTA nod for clip of her trying to pronounce ‘microwave’
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Nigella Lawson has bagged herself a TV BAFTA nomination thanks to her bizarre way of pronouncing microwave.
The iconic British chef left fans baffled last year as she referred to the kitchen appliance on her hit show Cook, Eat, Repeat.
Nigella casually referenced the device as she was mixing up a meal in front of the camera, though opted to call it a 'meecro-wah-vay'.
The starlet said: "I still need a bit of milk – full fat – which I've warmed in the meecro-wah-vay."
Nigella, 61, then continued to mash her potatoes in a pan as if nothing untoward had happened.
The clip quickly started circling online before going viral via social media.
Taking to Twitter in shock, one fan wrote: "@Nigella_Lawson pronunciation of 'microwave' is a highlight of 2020 for me #CookEatRepeat."
Another gasped: "The way @Nigella_Lawson just pronounced 'microwave' is a defining moment of 2020."
The moment is now up for a gong in the Virgin Media Must-See Moment at TV BAFTA 2021.
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The segment his up against the reveal of who is Lady Whistledown, Diversity's Black Lives Matter themed dance routine on Britain'd Got Talent and the death of Chantelle on EastEnders.
Gogglebox and The Mandalorian also managed to pick up two nominations in the same category for their reaction to Boris' pandemic press conference and the appearance of Luke Skywalker retrospectively.
It's not know if Nigella will attend the event to collect the award but the attention over her pronunciation didn't go down well at the time.
Responding to the hysteria via Twitter, the starlet wrote: ""Well, I do say it like that, but not because that's how I think it's actually pronounced.
"I don't know. A camp joke that becomes habit."
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She later added: "Can this be the end of it now?"
The 2021 Virgin Media TV BAFTAs will take place on June 6 in central London.
The event will take place before all lockdown social distancing rules are lifted so a stripped back evening is to be expected as well as online attendance.
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