Selena Gomez nearly set her kitchen on fire on her new cooking show

Selena Gomez almost set her kitchen alight while raising money for charity

Selena Gomez attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Selena Gomez found that things were getting a little steamy during the filming of her new cooking show, Selena + Chef. 

The ex-Disney star was filmed screaming "Were we supposed to have it on high?"—as she nearly set her kitchen alight, while trying to show off her new culinary skills. Maybe next time Selena should play it safe and go for take-out... 

Things got a little too hot as her pan burst into flames from a piece of butter that had been sizzling over some extremely high heat. 

Selena's friends joined her for the cooking special, but some instantly freaked out and ran away from the flames, leaving her to deal with the small fire herself. Gomez was unfazed by what happened and could be heard laughing as she tried to blow the fire out—not very safe, but nice try Selena! Luckily no one was hurt in the making of the show and Kelis helped to save the day.  

The new Selena + Chef season comes just as the singer announced her first-ever Spanish-language album, Revelación. Giving fans the first taste of her Latin special, as she dropped the EP's second single Baila Conmigo, featuring Puerto Rican star Rauw Alejandro. "I feel like it's the perfect timing. Just with all the division in the world, there's something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things, you know?" she said. 

Despite—or perhaps, because of—all the dramz during filming, the Selena + Chef show has raised more than $360,000 over its two seasons. The funds are shared between 23 deserving non-profit charities and organizations such as: Feeding America, NAACP, Smile Train. Those, and many others, have received generous donations as a result of Selena's fundraising success. 

Gomez made a pact to raise $100 million for charity last year—with a particular focus on mental health associations.

We love her cooking show—and that it supports non-profit organizations—but let's hope she doesn't burn down the house before the next episode! 

Kudzai Chibaduki

Since December 2020, Kudzai has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, writing about fashion, entertainment and beauty content for My Imperfect Life.

Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists. A fully qualified Journalism and Media graduate from De Mont Fort University, Kudzai graduated in the summer of 2020.