On tonight’s Jonathan Ross Christmas special Michael McIntyre confesses his kids think he swears for a living, Sienna Miller talks of her embarrassment over receiving a saucy Christmas gift from her godmother, Sheridan Smith reveals she’s after a man who can cook, Ellie Simmonds admits she had to get ready for the James Bond premiere in the Queen’s toilet, Jamie Oliver teaches his fellow guests to make some festive treats and Charlotte Church provides Christmas tunes.
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After an incredible eight and a half year stint as the host of BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show Chris Moyles said farewell to his listeners in his final breakfast show on the network.
Chris and the team – including sidekick Comedy Dave, Dominic Byrne, Tina Daheley, Aled, Freya and Pippa – looked back at some of their highlights over the years, paid tribute to their listeners and received a number of goodbye video messages from the show’s showbiz friends.
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TV chef Jamie Oliver achieved great success with the popularity of his Channel 4 show, Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals, which spawned a best selling book…
However, he’s set to take speedy cooking to a whole ‘nother level later this year by presenting Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals, which as with 30-Minute, will be accompanied by a book that’s due for release in time for Christmas.
Saying that Jamie would be “pushing the concept of fast, nutritious, everyday food to the next level,” a Channel 4 spokesman told TV Biz, “Each half-hour episode will offer two 15-minute meals back to back.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that Jamie’s new book will face fierce competition from Nigella Lawson, who is releasing her ‘Nigellisima’ book featuring Italian recipes, also just in time for the festive season… Read more & comment »
As we reported last week, TV chef Jamie Oliver is officially the country’s richest chef, but being über wealthy evidently doesn’t mean he’s about to take things easy, and Jamie’s currently backing a new initiative, Food Revolution Day, which will encourage kids to eat healthy food.
However, I think this new initiative is another waste of time, and after reading what Jamie has to say about it, I’ll tell you why I think so…
Writing exclusively in The Sun about Food Revolution Day – which is on May 19th – Jamie explained, “I’m working really hard to promote this event as a forum for everyone around the world to express their support and stand up for real food.
“Why? Because obesity and diet-related diseases cost the NHS around £6billion a year and cause one in every ten deaths in the UK… Read more & comment »
Jamie Oliver is officially the world’s richest celebrity chef, according to the Daily Star, who report that he’s currently placed at number 501 in the Sunday Times’ Rich List.
That puts his bank balance at a goodly amount more than rival TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal – to name but a few – with his estimated personal wealth being around £150million.
And that is of course thanks to his innumerable TV shows, cookery books and his chain of restaurants.
Jamie – who left formal education with just two GCSEs and an NVQ in Home Economics – now plans to expand his restaurant empire to the States, has seen several of his books become best sellers within weeks of them hitting the shelves… Read more & comment »
Jamie Oliver has always been fairly outspoken, but we would never have expected him to lose his temper with a journalist.
However, that’s exactly what the celebrity chef did this week, when an Australian reporter asked if he had put on a lot of weight since last visiting down under.
The dad of four is in Oz, to launch his new Sydney restaurant, open a new Ministry of Food and will also appear on the Australian version of MasterChef this week. However, he seemed miffed when more people seemed to be talking about his chubbier than usual physique instead of any of his business ventures or TV appearances.
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Builders working for TV chef Jamie Oliver – on the renovation of what used to be a Midland bank building in Manchester – made a discovery worth in excess of £1million when they uncovered the building’s old vaults.
The work was being carried out to convert the old building into Jamie’s latest restaurant, and in the basement, workers discovered dozens of safe deposit boxes that were later found to contain all manner of treasure…
Bank of England officials opened the boxes – which have gone unclaimed for decades – and found money, weapons, master tapes of Joy Division and New Order music as well as jewellery and other items that someone, at some time, thought warranted such safe keeping.
A source told the Sun, “There was all sorts in the boxes — even a gun in one…” Read more & comment »
As we reported late last year, TV chef Jamie Oliver made a personal appeal for help in locating one of his former apprentices Kevin Boyle…
However, it’s been reported today that sadly, Kevin’s body has been found, and it seems he may have been dead for around three months.
Police made the announcement that Kevin’s body had been found after they were called to a house in Coulsdon last Sunday where a body had been discovered in the garden of the residence.
The Sun states, “Police don’t believe his death is suspicious and are investigating how he lay undiscovered for so long.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said, “The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage… Read more & comment »
TV chef Jamie Oliver has come under fire over his bestselling cookbook, which experts claim is full of “heart attack” inducing recipes.
It seems that US health experts are particularly concerned that Jamie recommends the use of salt and fat in his cookbook, 30 Minute Meals, with one critic stating that Jamie’s recipe for a meatball sandwich has twice the calories of a Big Mac.
The Daily Star adds that the expert added the recipe contained “dangerously high levels of cholesterol and salt.”
Susan Levin, a spokeswoman for The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, said, “Jamie Oliver has done some very good things with regard to highlighting problems with school dinners and fast food.
“But some of the recipes in his book are higher in fat and sodium than the processed stuff… Read more & comment »
Jamie Oliver concludes his journey around Britain in the west of Scotland, and discovers a food culture as distinctive as the rugged landscape.
Jamie finds how haggis, a Viking invention, is being given a West Indian twist in Glasgow’s oldest Scottish restaurant. He joins fisherman Hector Stewart scallop diving in the River Clyde and cooks up seared scallops with crispy black pudding and creamy clapshot.
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TV chef Jamie Oliver has criticised the government for making cuts to school lunch grants and for making some of the newly formed academies exempt from grants to help towards providing school meals at all.
In 2005, Jamie launched his hugely successful campaign to bring better, more nutritious food into schools via his Channel 4 show, Jamie’s School Dinners, which was of course just one of a host of shows Jamie has gone on to present.
His work in various schools to revolutionise the way school children were fed at lunchtimes even prompted a change in legislation in 2009, which saw strict nutritional guidelines introduced into school canteens.
However, now, as part of cost cutting measures, Education Secretary Michael Gove, has instigated the withdrawal of funds as mentioned above.
Of the move, Jamie told the Daily Star, “I’m very worried. I’ve had a couple of very cordial, interesting meetings with Mr Gove…
“And, although I would love to believe he has school food high on his agenda, I’ve not heard anything so far worth celebrating.” Read more & comment »
TV chef Jamie Oliver has made an appeal to the public for help in finding one of his former chefs, who disappeared ten days ago.
26 year old Kevin Boyle, who starred in Jamie’s Kitchen, was last seen in Purley, South London on October 12th.
The Daily Star reports that Jamie and his team are “concerned” about Mr Boyle’s whereabouts, especially as he has a history of depression.
Jamie said, “His family and his many friends are worried about him and simply want to hear that he’s fine and coming home.
The paper adds, “Fellow chef Delia Smith, TV presenter Sue Perkins, magician Chris Cox, the Salvation Army and Crystal Palace football club all joined a Twitter campaign to help ‘Find Kevin’ yesterday.”
Mr Boyle is described as being 5ft 6ins tall and stockily built, with receding fair hair.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the Metropolitan Police or the website http://www.findkevin.co.uk/
Jamie Oliver has told the Radio Times that he hates it when TV chefs use foul language on TV, which one would assume is a rather thinly veiled jab at Gordon Ramsay.
But the irony is that Jamie was himself bombarded with complaints from viewers when in one episode of his show, Ministry of Food., he swore around twenty times.
However, he said, “I don’t like chefs that go round shouting and swearing.
“If they treated my students like that they’d get pans round their heads.” Read more & comment »
International pop sensation Lady Gaga makes Jonathan’s set her own, having it transformed into a farm. The superstar reveals that she’d “die without the spotlight”, tells Jonathan what she does to relax and admits she’s gaga about her godson Zachary…
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous clothes and extreme behaviour, and her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show is no exception. Before her arrival Jonathan’s set is transformed to look more like a farm to ensure it’s in keeping with the theme of her new song You and I.
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Jamie Oliver’s new book, ‘Jamie’s Great Britain’ is set to be Best Seller this Christmas.
Of the book, which accompanies Jamie’s new Channel 4 show – Waterstone’s spokesman Jon Howells said, “I wouldn’t say he is infallible. A few years ago he went head to head with Nigella Lawson and she did better.
“But this year he has a very strong book. He is talking about the food we know best and it is a lovely looking book as well.
“There will be very few Christmas trees this year that won’t have a Jamie Oliver book underneath them and many of them will probably have multiple copies.” Read more & comment »