Published Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Before Gino kicked off his recipe demonstration, Christine - who was filling in for regular This Morning host Holly Willoughby - attempted to show off her knowledge of the Italian language.
Despite a slight mistake with her vocabulary, Gino seemed rather impressed and told the Belfast beauty: "This is the first time I have done the show with you, which I am so excited (about).
He casually added: "I was (just) saying to Phillip (Schofield) ...you are super fit."
A giggling Christine was taken aback by the unexpected compliment, simply replying: "Why thank you, I'm blushing Gino."
This prompted Phillip to scold the chef with a look, before telling him to "back off".
"She's got a really big bloke... watch out," he warned, referring to Christine's fiancé, footballer Frank Lampard.
Gino did not seem bothered by Phillip's words of caution, saying: "I'm just paying a compliment, it's fine."
We'll have to wait and see if Frank agrees.
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