John Torode starts fire during chaotic This Morning cooking segment

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were alarmed when a fire broke out in John Torode's kitchen during a live cooking segment on This Morning.

The ITV hosts frantically tried to get the chef's attention as a tea towel burst into flames on the stove behind him as he taught them how to make breakfast McMuffins from his home.

Willoughby could be heard shouting: "John, your tea towel is on fire! Turn around! Turn around!" as Schofield shouted: "Behind you! Cooker! Behind you, John! You're on fire! Fire, John!"

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: John Torode and Lisa Faulkner prepare to host a 2-part special from 1-3pm on Saturday 20th and 27th August while at Magic FM Studio on August 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Chef John Torode arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, before a Royal reception for members of the Australian community living in the UK, Thursday Oct.13, 2011. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will start their tour of Australia next week. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn, pool)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall poses for a photograph with Australian chef Lynton Tapp (2nd left) and Rachel O'Sullivan, John Torode, Bill Granger, Luke Rayment, Christian Honor and Clare Smyth during a cooking demonstration at an Australian Day reception in London, Monday Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Lisa Faulkner, John Torode attend the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/09/26: John Torode and Gregg Wallace attend The Childline Ball 2019 partnered with MasterChef for this year's theme at Old Billingsgate in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Lisa Faulkner and John Torode attend the press night after party for "Mother Of Him" at The Park Theatre on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: John Torode and Rebekah Brooks attend The Sugarplum Dinner & Charity Auction supporting children with type 1 diabetes and raising funds for JDRF, the world's leading type 1 diabetes research charity, at One Marylebone on November 18, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Lisa Faulkner (L) and John Torode attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 10: John Torode and Peter Gordon attends the 'Who's Cooking Dinner?' charity event, featuring 20 of the capital's finest chefs cooking dinner for 200 diners in aid of leukaemia charity Leuka, at Four Seasons Hotel on March 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: John Torode at Scott's restaurant on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: John Torode attends the European premiere of Harry Brown held at the Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
John Torode launches his new book 'Beef' at Smith's of Smithfield, Charterhouse Street, in central London. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lisa Faulkner and John Torode attending the ITV Summer Party 2019 at Nobu Shoreditch in London (Photo by Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
John Torode, Danny Goffey and Pearl Lowe attending the Wrigleys Extra Ice Eat Drink and Chew banquet, at Smiths of Smithfield in London.
John Torode and former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon celebrate Liz's victory at being crowned Celebrity Masterchef 2008 in central London.
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The MasterChef star calmly picked up the blazing tea towel and dropped it into the sink before running the tap, telling the hosts: "I will just open the back door."

Torode resumed the cooking demonstration but his fire alarm went off, prompting Willoughby and Schofield to descend into fits of giggles, as Willoughby waved her tea towel around as if at a smoke alarm.

Schofield said: "Oh my god, I love this show so much."

After Torode finished showing them how to make the breakfast, Willoughby told him: "I can't believe that happened. Go and have a lie down now in a dark room."

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