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Not content with being the one of the most successful chefs in Britain, Oliver wants a role on 'EastEnders' as a late-night snack purveyor.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed a desire to get into an acting sideline on his career, saying that he’d love to have a role in soap mainstay ‘EastEnders’ as a kebab shop owner.
The prospect of the Naked Chef trading affable Cockney-isms with the soap’s hardman Danny Dyer will probably thrill some more than others, but it seems that Oliver is rounding up support to get him the role. Speaking at the opening of his new London restaurant Barbecoa, he even admitted that he’d already thought up a good plotline to bring his character into Albert Square.
Jamie Oliver is eyeing up a part on 'EastEnders'
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The TV chef faced some criticism after he revealed his daughters were present for his son’s birth.
Jamie Oliver has explained why he and wife Jools decided to let their two eldest daughters, Poppy, 13 and Daisy 14, witness the birth of their brother River Rocket.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine, the chef said the decision was, “only controversial to really strange people”.
Continue reading: Jamie Oliver Defends Decision To Let Eldest Daughters Watch Son's Birth
The music mogul says he has an idea for a new show involving ‘cakes and innuendos’.
Simon Cowell has said he believes the BBC made a mistake in letting the ‘Great British Bake Off’ move to Channel 4. The ‘X Factor’ boss recently signed a new three year deal to keep his talent shows on ITV, but says he does feel bad for the BBC and their situation.
Simon Cowell has some ideas for a ‘Bake Off’ replacement
“Personally I think it is a mistake. I just do,” he told The Sun. “I feel bad for the BBC, because they launched the format and it must be incredibly frustrating when you are in that position and you have got a huge hit but you can’t compete but I get the reasons why you can’t compete.”
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Says It Was A Mistake For The BBC To Let The 'Bake Off' Go
Could Jamie Oliver be judging the ‘Bake Off’ if Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood decide to leave?
Jamie Oliver has addressed rumours he could be set to join the judging panel of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ if the line-up changes when the show moves to Channel 4. Just last week the celebrity chef had said he’d ‘love’ to judge the show, but now Oliver has admitted he’s got too much on his plate to take on the responsibility.
Jamie Oliver has addressed those ‘Bake Off’ rumours
Last week Oliver was asked by Now magazine if he watched the show: “Yes, we watch Bake Off. The whole family loves it,” he said. “I love Mary Berry and it’s really great watching. Secretly, there’s always a part of me in mourning because I’d love to be one of the judges.
Continue reading: Jamie Oliver Speaks On 'Great British Bake Off' Judging Rumours
In a cute family Instagram pic, Jamie and wife Jools revealed their newborn son's name - River Rocket Oliver.
Jamie Oliver has revealed the name he and his wife Jools have given to their new baby son, who was born earlier this month – River Rocket.
The 41 year old celebrity chef posted a family pic on Instagram on Wednesday (August 24th) on a scorching hot day in London, as they lazed outside in their garden. “Wow what a Hot Day today guys so the littlest one is stared out and sleeping again.”
“It’s probably polite to formally introduce the new boy to you, his names River Rocket Oliver we think it suits him and he's a little gift and we are all very happy… Thanks for all your kind wishes big love jamie and gang”.
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The couple welcomed a baby boy over the weekend, their second son and their fifth child altogether.
Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have welcomed their fifth child, a baby boy, into the world this weekend, with the celebrity chef sharing the first pictures of his newest child with the world via social media on Monday (August 8th).
The boy, who hasn’t yet been given a name, is a new brother for the couple’s kids Poppy Honey (14), Daisy Boo (13), Petal Blossom (7) and Buddy Bear (5). Taking to Instagram, Oliver revealed that his two eldest daughters were also with him in the delivery room to witness the birth.
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The celebrity chef recently said he planned to launch a campaign to encourage more mothers to breastfeed.
Adele has spoken out against the pressure put on new mothers to breastfeed, during a gig at London’s O2 Arena. Her comments come after celebrity chef Jamie Oliver spoke about his plans for a new campaign to get more mothers to breastfeed, but Adele says those putting pressure on mothers can ‘go f***’ themselves.
Adele has spoken out against those pressuring mothers to breastfeed.
According to The Sun, during her show in London Adele was asked by someone in the audience about “breastfeeding mummies”. “Do you know what? The pressure on us is f****** ridiculous and all those people who put pressure on us can go f*** yourselves. Right,” Adele said.
Continue reading: Adele Lays Into Jamie Oliver Over Breastfeeding Comments
Speaking on Thursday in London, Jamie admitted that the pregnancy news had come as a surprise to everyone but that they were "really pleased".
Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have announced that they’re expecting their fifth child together – but also revealed that it will be “the last one”.
The TV chef, 40, and 41 year old Jools have been married for 15 years and are already parents to three daughters (Poppy, 14, Daisy, 12, and Petal, 6) and one son (Buddy, 5). A source had told the Daily Mail on Thursday (March 17th): “Jools is radiant and blooming for the fifth time. The baby is expected in August.”
Jamie Oliver and Jools Oliver at the premiere of 'Eddie The Eagles' on Thursday (Mar 17)
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Jamie Oliver , Jools Oliver - Stars attend the premiere of the biopic movie of British skiing Olympian Michael Edwards, also known as 'Eddie The Eagle' Edwards. at Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th March 2016
Jimmy Doherty - Orlando Bloom seen filming on Southend Pier with Jamie Oliver with Jimmy Doherty for Jamie and Jimmys food fight. at Southend pier - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th October 2015
Jamie Oliver turned down a role in The Hobbit franchise - but why?
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed that he turned down a role in The Hobbit movies. Director Peter Jackson apparently offered to put Oliver in one of his Hobbit films in exchange for cooking at his birthday party.
Jamie Oliver apparently turned down a role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies
However, the chef had to turn down the role because he was already working on other projects. He spoke about the opportunity while filming his new show Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast.
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Oliver may have lost touch
When Jamie Oliver announced his next project – trying to convince the poorer families in the U.K that food could still be wholesome and affordable – he forgot one thing: dumbing down by his standards is still an unattainable level for those living below the relative poverty line.
See, pricing your book, which is supposed to inspire cheap eats with maximum health potential, at £26 isn’t exactly wise. £26 represents a weekly food shop for many of Britain’s families on benefits. And what’s more, the kitchenalia and utensils listed in the book would make even the wealthier cook think twice.
Does a single mum of three kids living in Peterborough need a pestle and mortar, a griddle pan and three different types of grater? Not really. What about “cupboard essentials” like groundnut oil, organic yoghurt and polenta - costing £150 in all - do they need all that? Probably not.
Jamie reckons the U.K is far stronger because of its immigrants.
According to Jamie Oliver, European immigrants living in the U.K have more steel about them than the natives. His comments, which are likely to anger a portion of right-leaning Brits, come before his new show, which is designed to get poor families eating better food.
Should I have said all this... out loud? Yes - Jamie Oliver
"British kids particularly, I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears!” he explained. "I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, 'My son is too tired'. On a 48-hour-week! Are you having a laugh?" he added to Good Housekeeping (via The Telegraph).
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The multi-millionaire is angry at poor people for eating unhealthy, affordable food and watching TV instead of buying his recipes and Sainsbury's ready meals.
Jamie Oliver is a marmite-like guy, you either love him for trying to improve the diets of the nation's children and poorest people, or you hate him for ruining school dinners and generally being a bit smug about it all, with little or no knowledge of what it's actually like to be poor. Anyway, he's been inspiring/annoying people again by having a go at underprivileged people for having a poor diet, telling them there's plenty of alternatives to ready meals, like stale bread and cheap meat.
To be honest, Jamie has been getting a bit chubby lately
Oliver was speaking to the Radio Times to promote his upcoming series Jamie's Money Saving Meals, in which he plans on schooling people on how to make their most of their limited income to make food that is nutritional, cheap and actually tastes good. The doughy-faced chef was promoting the new series as well as discussing his confusion towards the eating and spending habits of the lower classes in society, commenting that many of the poorest people are counter-productive in their spending habits, forking out for a big TV and buying over-priced, nutrition-free food for tea.
Continue reading: Jamie Oliver Bemoans Chips & TV Lifestyle Of Today's Under-Classes
When Oliver found his Food Revolution show canned in the US after just two seasons, Ramsay was quick to wade in with his opinions on why he’d had the programme cancelled, accusing Jamie Oliver of being too overweight to be fronting a programme preaching to Americans about weight loss.
“You have to be very careful when you go across the pond and you want to dictate to Americans about healthy eating. If you’re not in that best shape yourself then you have to be very careful,” said Ramsay, according to The Sun. Not content with having a poke at Jamie’s flabby midriff (not literally, we hasten to add), he also accused the Naked Chef of fancying his wife Tana. “I think Jamie Oliver has a crush on my wife because every time he gets the chance to mention me he goes to my wife.” Very mature, Gordon, very mature! Almost as mature as your assertion that all you want to do for Christmas is give the guy “a good f***ing wash.”
Continue reading: Too Fat To Preach To Americans? Gordon Ramsay Lays Into Jamie Oliver
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