Donal Skehan proved that even the pros slip up when he sliced the top of his finger on Saturday Kitchen Live on BBC One.

The Howth cook was prepping ingredients for a barbecue alongside comedian Julian Clary and visiting cook Jun Tanaka when he lost his concentration for a second and the damage was done.

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"No! You haven't cut yourself?" asked Tanaka.

"I'm fine. We'll just crack on through," said Skehan. "It didn't happen. Are we..."

Realising he was on-camera, Skehan continued: "We just cut my finger. That's ok, because this is live television with very sharp knives. We're fine. But, eh, we'll plate up."

The RTÉ presenter said he had "luckily got the herbs chopped just in time" and that the fish was "looking good" as Clary took over while Skehan wrapped a tea-towel around the wound.

"Nothing like a bit of blood on a Saturday morning just to get you alive and kicking," Skehan joked.

"I'm glad Julian's here, otherwise we'd be in trouble," he added, patting Clary on the back.

"Please don't touch me with that hand," quipped Clary, before Skehan reassured him the wound was on his other hand.

The Kitchen Hero was still seeing the funny side of #fingergate a few hours later, despite the stinging.

In a very eventful show, a cameraman also walked across the front of the shot.

They'll have their work - ahem - cut out to top all that next Saturday on BBC One at 10am.