Cook is sick of sexy image

She may be a domestic goddess, but Nigella Lawson says she’s grown tired of being portrayed as the queen of food porn.

The 46-year-old cook is uneasy about her TV persona and wants to escape her sexy image.

She tells The Daily Mail: ‘If I happen to catch a man’s glance he will think: “She really fancies me.” That is what happens with the camera.

‘This image is not what I intended and am uncomfortable having it projected onto me. I don’t want to be some blow-up sex doll in my 50s.

‘At the back of my Feasts book there is a picture of me holding a baguette. My husband Charles said to me: “I like the picture of you holding your phallic symbol.” I said: “They are just loaves of bread.”‘