MasterChef viewers are completely baffled by Donna Air's new 'posh' accent


Those who remember Donna Air from the 90s will recall a pretty child actor and an MTV presenter with a distinctive Geordie accent.

But it seems the former Byker Grove star has shocked everyone by ditching her Newcastle dialect and attempting to speak posh on BBC's Celebrity MasterChef.

And the internet wants to know why...

What happened to the Geordie lass?

Naturally, the internet has loads of theories - the most prominent one being her on-off relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge's brother James Middleton may have something to do with it.

Donna Air.
Donna Air and James Middleton (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

And somehow her accent is drawing bizarre parallels with Brexit.

This person seems to have particularly strong words of advice for the TV personality.

And this person wants to know how Donna managed to pull off such a feat.

But despite her best efforts in the kitchen, Donna didn't make it to the semi-finals - losing out to Tommy Cannon and Alexis Conran in the final challenge.