Food Network Star Sunny Anderson Finally Shares Photo Inside ‘The Kitchen’ but ‘Haters Will Say This Is Photoshopped’

Sunny Anderson is one of the beloved stars on the Food Network. The popular chef is one of the co-hosts of The Kitchen, which also includes Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Alex Guarnaschelli. Like many other shows on television, the cooking talk show has had to make adjustments during the pandemic. Anderson has mostly been cooking outside and some fans have questioned why she is never inside. The television star is now giving her followers what they want with a photo from “inside” the kitchen.

Sunny Anderson smiles on the set of 'Today'
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Sunny Anderson’s photo from ‘inside’

Anderson has been appearing on The Kitchen from outside the studio. The television personality has been grilling and showcasing her skills to inspire viewers at home to replicate her recipes. However, some fans have been asking Anderson to return inside and she kind of gave in to her followers’ requests. Anderson shared a photo where she is seen inside the show’s set smiling in the middle of her co-hosts Lee and Guarnaschelli.

“I’m inside! You wanted me inside so bad, I made it happen! Thanks for leaving space for me, @katieleebiegel and @guarnaschelli,” Anderson posted on Instagram.

Upon closet inspection of the picture, Anderson’s lighting was seemingly different from her co-hosts. The proportions were not right and something seemed off. Anderson anticipated that many people would not believe the photo was real and jokingly said “haters will say this [picture] is photoshopped.”

“Haters will say this is photoshopped, they’ll also tell me to do what I don’t want to cuz they think I’m a puppet. Whoa, that got serious, fast. Enjoy,” she added.

On that particular episode, Anderson was making ratatouille and urged her fans to visit her Instagram Stories for more recipes.

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Fans react to Sunny Anderson’s photo

After sharing an obviously photoshopped picture, Anderson’s fans quickly came in to reply to the post. Her followers shared cute messages of support and love to uplift The Kitchen star.

“It doesn’t matter if [you/re] inside, outside…..or on the moon! As long as you are a part of any show, I will be watching!!!” a fan replied.

“You need to do what is best for you! We love you Whether or not you are inside or outside,” a follower added.

“Missed seeing you inside but respect your choice. You are being safe. Love you Sunny,” an Instagram user mentioned.

“You do what you want but I will say it makes me happy to see you all together, together,” another fan said.

“Right where you belong… you are the glue that holds that show together I mean really when [you’re] not there people take notice the show isn’t as interesting, [you’re] the salt and pepper of The Kitchen,” another viewer stated.

“You’re beautiful, in(side) AND out(side)!!! Happy to see you WHEREVER your lovely self is!” an Instagram user added.

Sunny Anderson excited and showing off her finger nails and rings
Sunny Anderson | Gary Gershoff/WireImage

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Why Sunny Anderson doesn’t film in her actual kitchen

Anderson has been a topic of discussion on a Reddit thread about why she doesn’t show her real-life kitchen and one of the users said it was probably due to privacy concerns.

“She has talked about it on Instagram and has noted privacy being the main reason she doesn’t,” the user posted. “People have asked to see her pantry, too, and she cited privacy there as well. I understand her point of view.”

The Kitchen airs Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. ET on Food Network.