Jamie is now officially a world record holder – for something other than his bestselling books!

His incredible knife skills have been the stuff of legends during his years in the business. However, on Monday they were put firmly to the test by Guinness World Records themselves as Jamie went up against his old friend Gennaro Contaldo to chop the most chillies in 30 seconds. As Alfie and Marcus from Guinness World Records OMG watched, the Italian Mentor fell behind and Jamie’s blinding display of speed triumphed, with 10 chillies successfully chopped – making him officially the fastest chilli-chopper in the world.

Jamie said afterwards: “That was not easy, the skins on those jalapenos are tough.”

Watch the video now – it will bring tears to your eyes – as it did to Jamie’s!


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