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Craig Melvin surprised on national TV by his mom during a special Thanksgiving episode

Craig Melvin was left mortified on Wednesday when he realized his mom had called in to the Today show to ask how to get her "kids to help on Thanksgiving day when all he wants to do is watch football?"MORE: Craig Melvin close to tears as his daughter prepares to start kindergarten During a segment in which Bobby Flay was offering advice to callers, Sheinelle Jones remarked: "Oh, this caller has your mom's name, Bobby Jo."WATCH: Craig Melvin left embarassed as his mom calls into Today ShowAs the feed cut the video that had been submitted, Craig exclaimed "oh Jesus" as his mom appeared on screen."She's been disowned," he then remarked but Bobby offered some wise advice to the Melvin family, suggesting a small TV for the kitchen so that Craig could help his mom and watch the football.READ: Savannah Guthrie asks for assistance as she details culinary problem at homeMORE: The Today show hosts' epic homes: Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, more"@craigmelvinnbc’s mother surprised her son when she asked @bobbyflay how a parent can get their child to help on Thanksgiving when all they want to do is watch football," the Today team captioned the video."Leave it to Bobby to weigh in with a fair answer! What do you think?" Craig has two childrenThe video comes after Craig spoke to HELLO! for our Thanksgiving digital issue special starring Prue Leith on the cover, sharing what he's most looking forward to this holiday.Craig shares two young children, Delano and Sybil, with his wife, Lindsay, and teaching them gratitude is very important to them - especially at this time of year.The dad-of-two revealed their heartwarming tradition around the dinner table."Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition, and the one that we’re passing down to
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GBBO's Prue Leith defends the show after accusations of 'cultural appropriation'
“That’s not the spirit of the show.”She went on to confirm that she and Paul Hollywood set the challenges in each episode.Co-hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas introduced the episode, which first aired in October,The two were wearing sombreros and bright ponchos during the introduction.Noel commented he did not feel they should make Mexican jokes “because people will get upset” before Lucas said playfully: “What, not even Juan?”Following the broadcast, some on social media were critical of the programme’s depiction of Mexican culture, claiming it was guilty of cultural appropriation.During the interview, Dame Prue also spoke about what she sees as the show’s positive impact.“Really, the whole phenomenon of Bake Off is, to me, absolutely extraordinary,” she said.“This is rather a cliché thing to say, but I do think that it is a force for good, most of the time.“Everything we do in life is a bit stressful, we are always short of time, we’re short of money, there are all sorts of horrible things happening all over the world.“And Bake Off is this safe space where the worst thing that can happen is somebody will drop their bake.”It’s not the first time the show has been accused of “cultural appropriation”.In December 2020, the show came under fire for its “Japanese Week”.For the season’s seventh episode, contestants were also tasked with making Iles Flottantes, a French cuisine.They were also tasked with making ice cream and cakes with custard.
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