Jamie Olivers Christmas special shoot halted by mad weather as colleague left bruised

Jamie Oliver caught in hailstorm whilst filming Christmas special

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Jamie Oliver shared videos of how the changing weather conditions had affected filming for his Christmas special. Heavy hailstones caused physical damage to the crew’s outdoor equipment as well his colleague’s legs.

The 46-year-old chef took to Instagram to show his 8.6 millions followers the “mad” weather and how it had ruined filming.

He began by saying: “So guys, we’re currently filming for the Christmas special.

“It has currently been the hottest day of the year and then this comes in.

“The biggest hail, the biggest wind, loads of water. Merry Christmas.”

He went on to share a picture of the gallery and equipment which had fallen down.

“It is the craziest weather, thunder, lightning, wind, rain and then massive hail and this is all on the hottest day of the year,” he added.

“Like snow but more like massive hailstones?! I’ve never seen this here in 46 years in Essex. @gretathunberg it’s started.

“I just can’t get my head round it. This is mad.

“And then the sun is back out again. That was 20 mins ago. Random, random, random.”

Jamie followed up his post with a picture of his colleague’s bruised leg, caused by the severe hail stones.

The father-of-five went on to share security camera footage of the moment the weather struck down their outdoor set.

In his late post, he reassured fans that filming for the Christmas special will continue when safe to do so.

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Many of Jamie’s flocked to his post to comment.

One user wrote: “That’s a heating planet for ya #climateaction.”(sic)

A second commented: “How’s the glasshouse?? Hope all OK.”

“All seasons in one day,” a third added.

Today, the chef shared a post from the Met Office which showed some areas of the UK had nearly 45mm of rain in just 30 minutes yesterday.

He commented: “British weather madness.”

They have since issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in parts of Essex this weekend.

Meteorologists warn that the weather could potentially lead to flooding and transport disruption in some places.

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