Celebrity chef Sandra Lee created some awkward tension behind the scenes of Tuesday's episode of "Fox and Friends" when she banished House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 No time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE (R-Wis.) from the set and refused to cook with him, Page Six reports.
Lee was scheduled to host a cooking segment on Fox News's morning show but was unaware that the Wisconsin Republican was in the studio for a live interview directly preceding her.
According to Page Six, Lee, who is domestic partners with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), was uncomfortable with Ryan's presence on set and asked him to leave before her segment.
"I need you to go away so I can collect my thoughts, prepare, and get ready for the segment," she told him.
"Sandra wasn’t even comfortable with having Paul Ryan on the same stage as her during the commercial break, never mind on air," Page Six's source said. "It was very frosty."
Apparently, "Fox and Friends" host Steve Doocy didn't get the message. He invited Ryan onstage during the segment anyway to try some chocolate-covered bacon.
"Sandra looked annoyed. She made a dismissive remark and looked away,” another source says in the report.
Ryan has clashed with Cuomo before. In March, the governor attacked Ryan for his "rabid conservative orthodoxy," and accused him and other GOP leaders of "declaring war on New York" with their efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.