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Food Network

Cans 'Impossible' Chef

2/29/2008 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Irvine"Dinner: Impossible" chef Robert Irvine has been fired from the Food Network's kitchen!

After it was discovered that Robert lied about his credentials -- including having designed Princess Diana's wedding cake -- Food Network honchos investigated the situation and today released a statement saying they "have not renewed Robert's contract for future seasons" and "will be looking for a replacement host."

Robert apologized for his actions adding, "I was wrong to exaggerate in statements related to my experiences regarding the Royal Family."

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RedBird    

can't they get rid of that wretched rachel ray while they're at it?

Robert should stay and be forgiven

Ray should be roasted on a spit with an apple in her mouth

2325 days ago
17.

Moe    

Dear Food Network,
Please don't use Rachael Ray programs to replace this show. We can't take it anymore.
Thanks!

2325 days ago
18.

EmersonE    

I really enjoyed him and wish he would have been able to stay. I don't give a rats behind what he did, I wish he would have been retained.

2325 days ago
19.

flo    

WHO CARES THAT HE EXAGERATED,
HE IS WHAT MADE THE SHOW U IDIOT NETWORK R REPLACING GOOD PEOPLE WITH THE MOST ANNOYING HOSTS.

2325 days ago
20.

TWOHORNS    

you would think that would be a fairly easy thing to verify before you give someone a tv show.... oh well i liked him anyway..

2325 days ago
21.

fergiebear    

Yes more is behind this!! They discovered he is not a chef at all I am guessing!!!!! Maybe he lied about most of the places he worked ect...

2325 days ago
22.

Terri    

GOOD....never liked him anyways....waaaay too arrogant.

2325 days ago
23.

Sad    

I enjoyed watching the show with Robert Irvine. Who cares if he lied-what a dumb reason to get rid of him! I thought he was a great chef. I don't think we Yanks care if he really cooked for the Royal Family or not. There must be another reason.
Food Network sucks!

2325 days ago
24.

Moose    

So, he is the only one that gets let go? What about the people in charge who should have verified his resume in the first place?

2325 days ago
25.

Tinker Bell    

I love that show. He is really funny to watch. Not annoying like that skank Rachel Ray. I want to barf everytime I hear "Yum-O!" "Sammies" "EVOO" "My Mommie". Ick.

2325 days ago
26.

TB    

Please, please do not replace him with another hour of Rachel Ray talking out the side of her mouth!!!!!!!!!!!

2325 days ago
27.

tina    

Don't use Rachel Ray, she has a bigger mouth than he does....................

2325 days ago
28.

tracey    

That one Bear guy from Discovery got to keep his job after we found out he sleeps in hotels and has his staff help him build stuff, so why did Robert get fired for lying?

And I agree Rachael Ray is so obnoxious and her food looks like crap!

2325 days ago
29.

Kitty Angel    

Conceive a show, hire a host, put it on the air .......... then check out his credentials?!?!?!? Sounds a little strange to me.

2325 days ago
30.

Moose    

Given how over the top his credentials seemed, I would be very surprised if one of the higher-ups didn't verify Irvine's credentials personally. If Irvine is the only one that gets canned, then something really doesn't smell right in regards to this story. I am not very smart, but even I would have questioned Irvine's credentials. That should have sent up a red flag everywhere.

2325 days ago
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