The hottest young cooking star of his generation, Jamie Oliver has wowed food lovers across the world with his fresh, no-nonsense cooking style. It was inevitable that in a world obsessed with food and celebrity that Jamie, with his pop-star looks and cheeky confidence, would rise to stardom. Jamie went onto make many TV series, but he was a man on a mission and supported by Jools, his childhood sweetheart, he took on the establishment campaigning for deprived kids to be better-trained as chefs and for better food in schools. This campaign even pushed the British government into action before the 2005 General Election. But Jamie had also made enemies in high places and he has had to fight a constant battle with the British tabloid press. Stories of infidelity are aimed at destroying his marriage.
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