Saturday Kitchen fans distracted by appearance of 'legend' Dan Aykroyd: 'Looks amazing!'

Ghost Busters star Dan Aykroyd expressed his delight to be joining the BBC cooking show after being introduced by presenter Matt Tebbutt.

The 70-year-old is widely known for his iconic comedic roles in some of the most classic films, from Trading Places to Driving Miss Daisy.

Viewers tuning into Saturday Kitchen were delighted to see the star and praised his humble attitude.

As he sported a chef's hat, the Hollywood legend explained it was in tribute to all service workers in the food industry.

Viewers watching also noted how "amazing" Dan looked for 70, with many distracted by his appearance.

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"Very exciting, our special guest today is a true Hollywood A-lister," Matt, 49, explained as the show started.

He continued: "Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning star of so many iconic movies. If you need an amazing guest for a TV show, who you gonna call?"

Saturday Kitchen regular and wine expert Olly Smith, 48, replied: "Dan Aykroyd!"

He beamed: "I can't believe it, I can't believe it, I'm going to burst."

Shaking his head, Dan responded: "Oh, that's too much. Oh, thank you, what a pleasure - this is a massive show."

He joked: "All of the UK watch it! People are in bed, the King and the Queen are watching it..."

"So Dan, we're going to talk about the new Ghostbusters movie which you're over here filming - tell us about the hat," Matt probed.

"Well this is a food show, this is a tribute to food service workers everywhere," the actor explained.

He went on: "Nobody works harder than food service workers, except maybe train drivers, doctors, and nurses.

"And so this is from the In-N-Out Burger chain in Los Angeles, Nevada, and Arizona - the great burger which has tonnes of iceberg lettuce, that's the secret to a great burger, iceberg lettuce.

"This is the hat that would be at the take-out when you drive up there."

Fans of the show were pleased to see the acting legend on their screens and quickly took to social media to express their excitement and compliment Dan's youthful appearance.

Twitter user @ruth_clark penned: "#SaturdayKitchen #DanAckroyd is 70, he looks amazing!"

@TheDonMacKay wrote: "@dan_aykroyd looking superb for 70. Trading Places still one of his finest #saturdaykitchen." (sic)

@StAlbansMassif added: "@dan_aykroyd you absolute legend! Loving the show, recipes, drinks and Dan's pleasure for the food."

"#SaturdayKitchen Could listen to Dan Aykroyd all day," @BDoug99 enthused.

riz_one shared: "I'm not dreaming; Dan Aykroyd is on Saturday Kitchen having flatbreads. Look at the films he's done. #saturdaykitchen."

@vixxstix praised: "How bl**** lovely is Dan Aykroyd? Fab show #SaturdayKitchen."

@JB_CFFire posted: "Loving Dan Aykroyd on #Saturdaykitchen this morning, loves his food and booze and top quality entertainer too. A real pro and top guy." (sic)

Saturday Kitchen airs weekly from 10am on BBC One.

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