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Jamie Oliver Makes His Naughty Kids Eat Chilli As Punishment

18/11/2014 16:28 | Updated 20 May 2015

Jamie Oliver makes his naughty kids eat chillies to punish them

Jamie Oliver has revealed he makes his four children eat CHLLIES to punish them when they're naughty.

The TV chef explained: "I give them chillies for punishment. It is not very popular beating kids any more, it's not very fashionable and you are not allowed to do it and if you are a celebrity chef like me it does not look very good in the paper. So you need a few options."

He said he once tricked his 12-year-old daughter Poppy into eating a super fiery hot Scotch Bonnet chilli – although his wife Jools didn't approve.

Speaking at the BBC Good Food Show, Jamie said: "Poppy was quite disrespectful and rude to me and she pushed her luck. In my day I would have got a bit of a telling-off but you are not allowed to do that.

"Five minutes later she thought I had forgotten and I hadn't. She asked for an apple. I cut it up into several pieces and rubbed it with Scotch Bonnet and it worked a treat.

"She ran up to mum and said, 'This is peppery'. I was in the corner laughing. (Jools) said to me, 'Don't you ever do that again'."

Jamie also revealed that Jools is keen to have a fifth child – which he is fiercely resisting.

The couple – who have been married for 14 years – already have Poppy Honey Rosie, 13, Daisy Boo Pamela, 11, Petal Blossom Rainbow, five, and four-year-old son Buddy Bear Maurice. But Jools would like to add to their brood.

Jamie said: "You know what she said last night? She is 40 in about 10 days and I took her out and she goes, 'OK are we going to have another kid then?' I said, 'You what?'.

"The woman wants another baby. So watch this space. But with all the power in my body we are not having another baby."

However, he admitted that Jools usually wins the arguments at home – 'even about food'.

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