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Simon Rimmer: Sunday Brunch host in disagreement with rival TV chef ‘I invented it!’

Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer, 57, mocked Phil Vickery’s age as the pair jokingly clashed about who invented pulled pork. A Twitter user tagged the television chefs in a post in a bid to get to the bottom of who really discovered the food first.



The Twitter user wrote: “So who invented pulled pork? @simonrim because @philvickerytv claims he invented it 20 years ago.”

Another user replied: “Good question – I think the Americans have been doing that for ages.”

This Morning chef Phil, 59, swiftly replied: “Yep.”

Simon couldn’t help make a cheeky comment as he added: “@philvickerytv it’s his age he can’t remember things too well these days.”

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Simon Rimmer: Sunday Brunch host jokingly clashed with Phil Vickery about pulled pork (Image: ITV)

Simon Rimmer: Sunday Brunch host claimed he invented pulled pork ‘five years ago’ (Image: TWITTER•SIMONRIMMER•PHILVICKERY)

Hitting back, Phil replied: “Your not far behind [crying with laughter emoji] didn’t say I invented it just learnt to cook in North Carolina.(sic)

“Anyway the Americans have been cooking that way from early 18th century.”

The Sunday Brunch host replied: “Nah I invented it 5 years ago!!!! [crying with laughter emojis].”

Complimenting the Channel 4 star, Phil added: “Have to say you did invent the best veggie Peking Duck EVER!!!!”(sic)

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Simon Rimmer: Sunday Brunch host with his co-star Tim Lovejoy (Image: CHANNEL4)

This Morning chef Phil Vickery has demonstrated pork recipes on the show (Image: ITV)

Simon replied: “Aaah bless you x.”

The chef credits himself as the “inventor of pulled pork” in his Twitter bio.

Back in 2017, he told Echo: “I invented pulled pork – it originated in my house in 2007.”

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Simon’s admission has since become a long running joke between him and his co-star Tim Lovejoy on the show.

Last month, a tweet from the show’s Twitter page shared the chef’s pulled pork madras recipe.

They wrote: “Yesterday we saw the inventor of Pulled Pork, @simonrim make this delicious Pulled Pork Madras.”

One user commented: “Someone’s telling pulled porkies.”

Simon and Tim have been presenting the cooking show from their homes since lockdown measures were enforced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, the pair will be joined by a host of guests including Tom Allan and Tim Burgess.

A tweet from the show’s official Twitter page said the latest episode will be “live from the studio”.

One fan commented: “Best line up in a long time.”

A second queried: “From the studio??? That’s brilliant!!!”

Sunday Brunch airs Sundays at 9:30am on Channel 4.

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