Nigella Lawson admits she is anxious about leaving lockdown because she’s ‘gone feral’

Nigella Lawson admits she is anxious about leaving lockdown because she’s become so ‘utterly content with desocialisation’ that she’s ‘gone feral’ – and says she’s ‘going on a 5:2 diet with people’ to limit interaction

  • Nigella Lawson has confessed to feeling anxious about emerging from lockdown 
  • Says she’s become so ‘utterly content with desocialisation’ that she’s ‘gone feral’
  • British TV chef and food writer, 60, said she’s going on a ‘5:2 diet with people’

Nigella Lawson has confessed to feeling anxious about emerging from lockdown because she has become so ‘utterly content with desocialisation’ that she’s ‘gone feral’.

The British TV chef and food writer, 60, said she’s going on a ‘5:2 diet with people’ to limit interaction after becoming comfortable in quarantine.

Writing in The Sunday Times’ Style magazine, Nigella explained that she only plans to go out twice a week once social distancing restrictions are further eased. 

Nigella Lawson (pictured in 2019) has confessed to feeling anxious about emerging from lockdown because she has become so ‘utterly content with desocialisation’ that she’s ‘gone feral’

‘For two evenings a week — or maybe just lunches at the weekend — I will pretend to be a normal person, letting those strange entities, people, into the garden, and apply myself to learning how to have a conversation again,’ she wrote.

‘For the other five, I will continue, greedily and gratefully, to feed on solitude and silence.’

The celebrity chef added that she’d always preferred to stay in and was always a ‘messy person’ – but lockdown has resulted in a ‘descent into squalor’.

She revealed she has lost the motivation to tidy up after herself since work colleagues no longer have to visit her London home three days a week.

But rather than be concerned with the mess, Nigella admitted that she’s finding it increasingly troubling to think about the ‘ever-more-sanctioned encroachment of people’.

The British TV chef and food writer (pictured in London in 2005), 60, said she's going on a '5:2 diet with people' to limit interaction after becoming comfortable in quarantine

The British TV chef and food writer (pictured in London in 2005), 60, said she’s going on a ‘5:2 diet with people’ to limit interaction after becoming comfortable in quarantine

‘The idea of emerging from it is making me anxious,’ she confessed. ‘Yes, a part of that is a fear of the health risk involved, but I know really it’s because I have become utterly content with my desocialisation. I have gone feral.’

Nigella admitted that her weekly changing of bed covers has slipped to fortnightly and that most of her surfaces are covered with manuscript papers from her new book.

However, she praised herself for at least being on top of the vacuuming and washing up.

It comes after the food writer revealed she was ‘too distracted to remember to cook’ at the beginning of the UK’s lockdown and ‘didn’t really want to eat anything other than chocolate’. 

She told The Sunday Times’ Style magazine: ‘I’ve always enjoyed cooking for myself, and yet for the first 10 or so days of lockdown, I found myself in the uncharacteristic position of being too distracted to remember to cook.’

She added: ‘Frankly, I didn’t really feel I wanted to eat anything other than chocolate. Of course I did eat meals, but randomly.’ 

The celebrity chef revealed she has now thankfully pulled herself back and is cooking herself something ‘proper, something to look forward to, each evening’. 

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