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2015-05-27 08:36

SOUTH African YouTube sensation Suzelle DIY hilariously poked fun at the Banting Diet fad by stuffing a sugar-loaded koeksister down Professor Tim Noakes’s throat in her latest video.

Noakes, an advocate of the low-carb high-fat diet, which also preaches that the consumption of sugary treats is prohibited, appeared on the YouTube show, as a part of her series, to show the lighter side of his personality.

In the video Suzelle details how to make a Banting pizza with the base made out of cauliflower, which she says excludes the “carbon-hydrates”.

With assistance of the professor, Suzelle completes the pizza, along with the topping, when her friend and co-star of the show, Mariaan, appears on-screen with a bowl of one of the country’s old-time favourites as a token of gratitude to their guest.

An apprehensive Noakes replies that the koeksisters are made “with sugar and flour”, affirming “this is what I stand against”.

“This is a set up, I am being set up,” he says while trying to resist Mariaan’s attempts to force him to eat the koeksister.

The video went viral on YouTube within hours after being released at 9 am yesterday. By 4 pm it had already garnered over 24 000 views that were increasing at a rapid pace, with the question on everyone’s lips — Was Noakes in on the gag?

Suzelle’s manager, director, editor and cameraman of the show Ari Kruger confirmed that Noakes was in on the joke.

“He was great to work with, with such a great attitude. He was a good sport and we tried a few things for the show. It was also a great opportunity for us to have someone of his stature on the show,” he said.

Noakes was the first celebrity to appear on the show, but they were positive that more celebs would weigh in on the now-popular web series.

The Suzelle DIY channel was launched on YouTube exactly a year ago and has since grown to 37 555 subscribers with over 4 849 762 views to the videos

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