Joe Lycett Steph's Packed Lunch

Joe Lycett issues statement as he reveals what really happened on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Cheeky Joe!

Joe Lycett has issued a statement that revealed what really happened on Steph’s Packed Lunch yesterday (Thursday July 1).

The 32-year-old Great British Sewing Bee star baffled fans by apparently walking out of the Channel 4 chatshow.

But now, Joe has revealed that it was all a hoax.

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What happened with Joe Lycett on Steph’s Packed Lunch yesterday?

Joe appeared on the show and flagged up the dangers of single-use plastic.

In a later segment, which recommended ways for viewers to pimp up their gardens in Love Island-style, a photo of Joe in his own back garden was shown onscreen.

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Noticing that there were several plastic bottles in shot, host Steph McGovern questioned him on his apparent hypocrisy.

“I didn’t realise I was on Newsnight, Steph,” Joe said, before taking off his mic and walking off-set.

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Joe didn’t look happy on yesterday’s show (Credit: Channel 4)

What did Joe say in his message?

Today (Friday July 3), Joe took to Instagram to address the situation and reveal what really happened.

He said in a lengthy message: “Some of you might’ve seen or read that I had a ‘tantrum’ on Steph’s Packed Lunch yesterday and ‘stormed off’ the show.

“This is absolutely true. What you might not know is: I planned the whole thing.

He went on to highlight the dangers of single-use plastic bottles made from PET.

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Joe explained that it was all a hoax (Credit:

“I risked my reputation”

He continued: “Steph pointed out my apparent hypocrisy and I KICKED OFF (by ‘KICKED OFF’ I mean ‘took my mic off and left the studio’).

“All of it was planned, all of it rehearsed.

“Today I seeded pictures of me drinking from one of these bottles which Greg James agreed to retweet. The tabloids loved it – Mummy’s all over the press!

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“The bottle in question? Yop. I risked my reputation as a jolly, affable and very-much-available chat show guest to say this as loud as I can: Yop, it’s time to stop using white PET plastic.”

Joe followed up the message with another appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch today to explain yesterday’s actions.

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