Ulrika Jonsson hits out at Brooklyn Beckham's 'unfair' cooking show calling it 'nepotism'

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Ulrika Jonsson has hit out at Brooklyn Beckham’s latest foray into cooking, accusing him of taking opportunities away from other deserving chefs.

Writing in The Sun, the presenter, 54, said seeing the 22-year old son of David and Victoria Beckham appear on The Late Late Show With James Corden to make steak frites on Monday ‘tinged me with bitterness.’ 

Ulrika pointed out Brooklyn was untrained as a chef, and has relied upon his famous parents to forge a career in the food industry, bringing accusations of ‘nepotism and unfair advantage’.

Having her say: Ulrika Jonsson has hit out at Brooklyn Beckham for his latest foray into cooking, accusing him of taking opportunities away from other deserving chefs

Having her say: Ulrika Jonsson has hit out at Brooklyn Beckham for his latest foray into cooking, accusing him of taking opportunities away from other deserving chefs

She said: ‘My thoughts go to friends and colleagues in the hospitality business who are trained chefs and deserved to have a place at the Corden table, rather than rookie Brooklyn.

‘I’m sure I’m not the only one who had the same thoughts of nepotism and unfair advantage. It’s little wonder this kind of display engenders jealousy and frustration.’

Despite her annoyance, she admitted that being the child of celebrities must be difficult, with constantly being compared to their parents.

Undeserving: The presenter, 54, said seeing the 22-year old son of David and Victoria Beckham appear on The Late Late Show to make steak frites on Monday'tinged me with bitterness'

Undeserving: The presenter, 54, said seeing the 22-year old son of David and Victoria Beckham appear on The Late Late Show to make steak frites on Monday ‘tinged me with bitterness’

However, she made the point that her own children have never wanted to ride on her coattails, saying: ‘They have never once relied on me for notoriety or to get them a step up the career ladder. In fact, on the odd occasion when I’ve wanted to help in some small way, it’s been met with rejection.’

Ulrika has four children of her own, son’s Cameron, 27, and Malcolm, 13, and daughters Bo, 21, and Martha, 17.

Ulrika was not the only one to have been irritated by Brooklyn’s appearance on the show. 

He shared details of his proposal to Nicola Peltz before challenging fellow Brit, James, who has been close friends with his footballer dad for more than a decade, to a cook off – which viewers branded ‘cringy’ and ‘the definition of privilege’. 

Proud mum: Ulrika has four children of her own, son's Cameron, 27, and Malcolm, 13, and daughters Bo, 21, and Martha, 17

Proud mum: Ulrika has four children of her own, son’s Cameron, 27, and Malcolm, 13, and daughters Bo, 21, and Martha, 17

Nepotism? Ulrika pointed out Brooklyn was untrained as a chef, and has relied upon his famous parents to forge a career in the food industry, bringing accusations of'nepotism'

Nepotism? Ulrika pointed out Brooklyn was untrained as a chef, and has relied upon his famous parents to forge a career in the food industry, bringing accusations of ‘nepotism’ 

His appearance on the show was also slammed by several professional chefs who called attention to Brooklyn’s lack of training and expertise.

Meanwhile other critics questioned why he had been chosen to showcase his cooking on the show instead of a professionally-trained expert. 

And Brooklyn’s new career path has been met with raised eyebrows before, with his segment on The Today Show, being mocked by viewers when it aired back in October.

Culinary whizz? Brooklyn's new career path has been met with raised eyebrows before, with his segment on The Today Show, being mocked by viewers when it aired back in October

Culinary whizz? Brooklyn’s new career path has been met with raised eyebrows before, with his segment on The Today Show, being mocked by viewers when it aired back in October

The budding photographer appeared on the US programme, when he shared his ‘recipe’ for an English breakfast sandwich, a dish that he ‘learned from his great-grandma’. 

Explaining that he developed a passion for cooking while in lockdown, during which he began posting videos of himself whipping up different dishes on Instagram he then ran hosts Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly through his sandwich-making process. 

But while the hosts were quick to praise his simple creation, viewers were up in arms over the decision to feature such an easy-to-assemble dish, with many branding the clip ’embarrassing’ and ‘painful’.

Several slammed the Today show for featuring Brooklyn when there are so many ‘talented’ and ‘qualified’ chefs struggling for work as a result of the pandemic. 

English breakfast: The photographer appeared on the US programme to make an English breakfast sandwich after developing a passion of food during lockdown

English breakfast: The photographer appeared on the US programme to make an English breakfast sandwich after developing a passion of food during lockdown

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