Robert Irvine, the chef that is challenged to prepare meals under extreme conditions on “Dinner:Impossible” has been re-hired by the Food Network. He was fired from the show in March for exaggerating details of his resume.
The Food Network star was referring to lies that he’d told regardingthe resume that landed him the job on Dinner: Impossible. Lies that ultimately have cost him his job as star of Dinner: Impossible.
Irvine has now admitted to lying about his claims that he was a knight who’d cooked for the Royal Family, including making Charles and Diana’s wedding cake.
His claims of grandeur have stretched to this side of the pond as well, as he’d also lied that he’d cooked for four U.S. presidents, including George Bush, Sr., George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan.
After Buckingham Palace denied his claims, Irvine was forced to cop to the lies. As a result, the Food Network has given him the boot, agreeing to complete production of the current season, but not renewing his contract when it’s over.
Irvine insists that he’s proud of his accomplishments, but agrees that he should not have embellished on those and says he’s “truly sorry.”
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Food Network’s newest addition, Chef Robert Irvine, has a mission,should he choose to accept it. His challenge? Overcome culinary obstacles and deliver a delicious meal before his time runs out in Dinner: Impossible. This new half-hour primetime series, which tests the skills of one the world’s most experienced and respected chefs with a new culinary feat each week, kicks-off with a special two episode, back-to-back premiere on Wednesday, January 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced by Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network. The series will then settle into its permanent timeslot on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.