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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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george    

BS> He should join Emeril; and go to Martha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

2371 days ago
62.

D    

lolol.... and the show was titled 'Impossible'.. too funny. lol.

2371 days ago
63.

dee    

This news was disheartening. I hope the food network reconsiders. Dinner Impossible was one of the best shows they have I look forward to watching it every week. Give Robert a break. Reprimand him in some way but keep him on the show

2371 days ago
64.

Glochef    

that sucks i loved that show. who cares if he lied. hes the perfect host for the show, it was very entertaining. maybe he should have been told to make a public apology. cmon who can honestly say they havent lied or bent the truth on a resume or job application to make u sound better than the next guy.
give him a chance to fix his screw up....

2371 days ago
65.

JEANNE    


''SO WHAT?? NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING TO GET ON THE SHOW., HE'S GOOD AT HIS JOB.

2371 days ago
66.

Lily    

If they fire him after all this time as a good host and a great chef then when they do replace him i wont watch that show anymore. Shame on YOU foodnetwork! You dont proof read the recipes posted on your site and have cost your fans thousands of dollars from ruined recipes they followed here in good faith and you have the balls to fire him for exaggerating? Foodnetwork youre making a big mistake.

2371 days ago
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BIG FAN OF THE SHOW    

BEST SHOW ON FOOD NETWORK - I THINK HE SHOULD BE ASKED TO APOLOGIZE TO HIS FANS AND THE
SHOW SHOULD STAY ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF A PRESIDENT CAN APOLOGIZE (AND LIE AT THAT) AND STAY
PRESIDENT, I THINK ROBERT SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TO ENTERTAIN US WITH HIS WONDERFUL EPISODES.......................................

2371 days ago
68.

solomeeeo    

Just goes to show you, you can't have your cake and eat it too!

2371 days ago
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jude    

YAH THEIR HAS TOO BE MORE TOO THIS HE WAS GREAT ON THAT SHOW I THINK HE HAS PROVED HIMSELF,I SEE NO NEED IN FIRING THE GUY HE ONLY DID WHAT MOST AMERICANS DO EVERYDAY TO GET A FOOT IN THE DOOR BECAUSE NOBODY GIVES U A CHANCE ANYMORE UNLESS U WORKED FOR THE QUEEN,AND ISNT IT THEIR MISTAKE ANYWAYS HOW DO U GIVE SOMEONE THEIR OWN SHOW WITHOUT CHECKING HIM OUT..KEEP HI M HE IS GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES THATS IT.FIRE RACHEL RAY SHE IS THE MOST ANNOYING BITCH I EVER SEEN OR HAVE HEARD ..... GOD I HATE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2371 days ago
70.

doris    

the president lies, clemmens lies, this guy only lied to get a job give me a break, I enjoy his program give him a break, even the Dog got a break

2371 days ago
71.

FOOD TV CRITIC    

He was the second most obnoxious and arrogant host they had on that network..... close on teh heels of Bobby Flay. OMG where did they find these egomaniacal cooks?????

2371 days ago
72.

Sam    

He was a jag anyway!

2371 days ago
73.

sage    

Gosh I will miss his show it was the best on the food network! He was very entertaining not only on his impossible dinners but as a person. Who cares if he lied or stretched the truth the show was good and much better than other shows they have. I am glad I have his book, but wish I would have gotten my impossible dinner chalange in to him before this happened.

sage

2371 days ago
74.

AP    

Kitty...you think they're going to get rid of someone who's worth a goldmine to them? Not happening. Rachael Ray is a goldmine to Food Network. They'd be stupid to let her go right now.

2371 days ago
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debbie    

I'D LIKE TO RESPOND TO #10................YOU ARE WRONG TO SAY EVERYONE LIES ON THEIR RESUME............SOME ARE ABLE TO BE TRUTHFUL AND ACTUALLY GET A JOB. MOST PEOPLE EVENTUALLY GET CAUGHT AT SOMETHING MAJOR LIKE FALSE REPRESENTATION,OF COURSE, ALL YOU STAND TO LOSE IS YOUR REPUTATION AND ABILITY TO BE TRUSTED. GET AWAY WITH THAT AND WHO KNOWS WHERE THAT MIGHT POSSIBLY LEAD, LIKE PRISON. I WORKED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR YEARS AND CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HEARD THE WORDS, "I JUST NEVER THOUGHT I'D GET CAUGHT." COME ON PERSON #10, HAVE SOME PRIDE IN YOURSELF.

2371 days ago
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