This Morning viewers accuse Welsh-born chef Michela Chiappa of ‘putting on’ a VERY exaggerated Italian accent to pronounce ingredients – even though her father is from Bologna
- Michela Chiappa made spinach and ricotta pancakes for This Morning today
- Chef, who was born in Wales from Italian parents, put on accent as she cooked
- Pronouncing Italian words like ‘ricotta’ and ‘mascarpone’ with an Italian twang
- This Morning viewers were quick to think she was overdoing it with the accent
This Morning viewers were left in stitches over chef Michela Chiappa’s pronunciation of Italian words during a cooking segment on the show today.
The Italo-English chef, who was born in Wales from two Italian parents, pronounced pasta and sauce names with an Italian twang as she prepared spinach and ricotta pancakes for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the show.
Viewers were left rolling their eyes as Michela alternated between her natural Welsh accent and a put-on Italian accent.
Many found the segment amusing, but some accused Michela of being a fake.
This Morning viewers were left in stitches over chef Michela Chiappa’s pronunciation of Italian words during a cooking segment on the show today
Fans caught on the fact Michela was putting the accent on and said it make her sound like a fake, because she was born in Wales
The chef began to make the cannelloni, talking the two hosts through the steps.
As the chef explained how she made her pancake filling, she said she would be using three cheeses.
She then switched from her Welsh to her Italian accent to say ‘ricotta, mascarpone,’ rolling her ‘r’ and pronouncing ‘e’ as ‘hey’ – the Italian way.
However, she switched back to English to say ‘parmesan’.
The chef explained she filled her pancakes with the three cheese blend, spinach and a dash of nutmeg to add some flavour.
She did this repeatedly throughout the cooking segment, and also made a point of pronouncing pasta names, like ‘tortelli’, with an Italian twang.
The chef explained she filled her pancakes with the three cheese blend, spinach and a dash of nutmeg to add some flavour. She pronounced ‘ricotta’ and ‘mascarpone’ with an Italian accent
Michela was talking Holly and Phil through her meals, and the presenters could not wait to tuck in
The chef talked Holly and Phil through out to make their own white sauce for the meal and moved on to the vegetarian filling.
She revealed that she spread the filling on the pancake before folding it to make the process easier.
Viewers were quick to catch on what Michela was doing.
‘Riiiiicottta mascarpoooooni and motzzzzereeellllla,’ one joked, mimicking Michela’s pronunciation.
Viewers quickly caught on Michela’s accent and some accused her of being fake. Others were amused by how she switched from English to Italian
‘She’s off with the Italian accent again,’ another wrote.
‘Why do people on TV feel the need to put fake accents on when pronouncing things,’ another said.
‘Stop pronouncing things in a Italian accent. You’re Welsh,’ another said.
‘Oh god the welsh/Italian twang comes out,’ another wrote.
Michela was born and raised in Wales, from a British mother of Italian descent and an Italian father from Bologna.
The chef is the eldest of three daughters who were all educated in the UK. Michela actually studied languages, including Italian, before launching her cooking career.
While her family lived in Wales, the chef has cultivated her Italian heritage, and has become a reference in English-Italian fusion cuisine.