SUNDERLAND stalwart Wes Brown showed that he is a dab hand in the kitchen as well as the soccer pitch as he appeared on a cookery show.
The Black Cats defender cooked up a three-course meal for his guests when he became the latest celebrity to appear on ITV’s Who’s Doing The Dishes, presented by ex-Westlife star Brian McFadden.
The show, which has been described as Come Dine with Me meets Through the Key Hole, follows four diners as they attend five dinner parties secretly hosted by different mystery celebrities in their own homes.
As they try to guess which celebrity is serving up their meals, each wrong answer sees diners forced to get their hands dirty by doing the dishes. Guests got a tour of Manchester-born Brown’s luxury Cheshire home, which includes a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and cinema room.
The former Manchester United star is a keen cook, but his kitchen is also home to the trio of trophies earned when the Red Devils won the treble in 1998/99, as well as pictures of him and former team mate Wayne Rooney.
The 34-year-old is part Jamaican and chose to cook his special, spicy Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and peas as his main course.
“My mum cooks this all the time – but don’t worry mum, this isn’t your recipe,” said Wes, who has 23 England caps and has been at Sunderland since 2011 when he was signed by former manager Steve Bruce.
He also cooked two types of bruschetta as a starter, which was entitled A Plate of Two Halves, and gingerbread men with ice cream in the shape of footballs for dessert.
Among the guesses which his guests came up with as to who was serving up the grub were ex-SAFC boss Paolo Di Canio, former footballers Vinnie Jones and John Barnes, musicians Gary Barlow and Ronan Keating and even the Chuckle Brothers.
But clues including a toy black cat and a pair of Wes’s boots led the gang to guess right, sending him to do the dishes while they scooped £500 between them.