This Morning fans horrified as chef suggests putting CHEESE in your mince pies

THIS Morning fans were left horrified today when chef Juliet Sear suggested viewers put CHEESE in their mince pies.

The controversial suggestion came as she shared a recipe that fans can freeze, with the bizarre savoury addition put forward as a serving idea.

Having served up the festive treats, Josie Gibson – who stepped in for poorly Holly Willoughby as host today – said to Juliet: "We spoke earlier, and you said about adding cheese?!"

And the food whizz was incredibly keen to share her creation, explaining: "You love cream, but you can have anything with it – I like doing the old cheese sandwich.

"Prepare to be blown away. I make a cheese sandwich for this, so with a nice clonk of Lancashire cheese… because [the filling] is like a chutney."

Bizarrely, both Josie and Phillip Schofield were on board after giving it a try.

Josie gasped: "Never would I have thought adding cheese to a mince pie – it has opened a whole new world for me."

Phil agreed: "I tell you what, that cheese is really lovely – there has been a revelation here today!"

But viewers at home were less than convinced, and took to Twitter to share their shock at the suggestion.

One wrote: "Although @JulietSear_ is correct that Lancashire is the king of cheeses, please don't go putting a lump of cheese and some clotted cream in a mince pie. That's not right."

Another added: "Mince pies should be eaten with….other mince pies, definitely not cheese!"

A third said: "It just gets worse. Cheese in a mince pie!"

This was the second day that Josie had stepped in for Holly, with Holly explaining on Instagram that she'd been forced to stay at home due to a sickness bug.

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