Actor Danny Dyer said he was "off his head" when he hugged Mary Berry and stuck his tongue in her ear at the TV Choice Awards last month.
The 37-year-old Eastenders actor was accepting an award for Best Soap when he approached Berry.
Dyer told The Sun: "After my last little turnout, I had to behave myself. I wouldn't advise anyone to accept an award off your head."
However, the actor made it clear that he admired the Great British Bake Off star. He added: "I just want to send my love to Mary Berry, who I respect and love. ... I really admire her and want to give her a cuddle. I love everything about her."