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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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charo    

better to be rid of paula deen and that wretched rachel ray.

2241 days ago
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Robby    

Hated the show.

2241 days ago
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Busta    

I wonder who else is being fraudulent at the Network...last year it was JAG for the Next Food Network Star, now it's Irvine.

2241 days ago
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candi    

LOOK, THEY BROUGHT BACK THE "DOG" THAT BOUNTY HUNTER, HE IS A CONVICTED FELON AND CUSSES WORSE THAN THE DEVIL HIMSELF AND YES HE WAS "LYING" WHEN HE SAID HE DID NOT MEAN NOTHINHG BY WHAT HE SAID! YEAH RIGHT!!! YOU GO FIGURE. THEY SHOULD LET ROBERT BACK ON THE SHOW HE WAS QUITE INTERESTING AND WAS A GOOD COOK AND I DID FIND SOME OF HIS DISHES QUITE TASTEY.SO LET IT BE AMD LET'S BRING HIM BACK TO MAKE OUR DINNERS QUITE INTERTAINING AND ALSO SO G-O-O=D!!! YUMMIE,YUMMIE,YUMMIE!!!

2241 days ago
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Busta    

And do NOT replace him with more Rachael Ray. Her voice and her new 'words' are annoying and everything is always her reruns.

2241 days ago
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Kate    

Too bad. We enjoy his show. It was pretty sad at South Beach to see his name taped over at the seminar he was supposed to conduct with Guy Fieri.

2241 days ago
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careyanned    

That's a shame, he is a great cook and fantastic under pressure. I think the Food Network has made a mistake. He will bel greatly missed by my husband and I

2241 days ago
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Renee    

OMG, quit bagging on Rachael Ray already!!!!! This is about this guy who lied about something that they were basing his whole credability on. It was what made him "unique". Not to mention there IS likely much more behind the fact that he was fired. If anyone watched the latest Next Food Network Star, Jag was summarily dismissed by the judges after being in the final 2 after disclosing he lied about much of his military career. What difference did it make to his cooking? NONE. But it had everything to do with his character and Food Network did not want to support or promote someone who was untruthful or untrustworthy. It makes sense from a business standpoint and you can like it or don't.

But why the flame fest on Rachael Ray? Why the hate? Good grief, someone may not be to your liking, but why the hate? Obviously, she is marketable and that indcates the masses love her. I like her, tried and liked her recipes and overall like her as a person. Don't like her? Don't watch! But do ya realllly have to go on and on about your disdain for her? Give it a freakin' rest!

2241 days ago
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Tootsie    

I'm shocked by the evidence that many of the commentors seem to think lieing is acceptable. Where do you draw the line? I applaud the Food Network for firing him.

2241 days ago
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KELLICIALEE    

IT SHOULD NOT MATTER IF HE TOLD A LITTLE WHITE LIE, WHO HASN'T. HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY REASON WE WATCH THIS SHOW. HE IS THE ONE WHO MADE THE SHOW WHAT IT IS, NO MATTER WHAT HE LIED ABOUT, HE IS ENTERTAINING TO WATCH. IF YOU FIRE HIM, THE SHOW WILL GO UNDER BECAUSE EVERYONE IS USED TO SEEING HIM, NOT A FILL IN. SO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS JUST HIRE HIM BACK AND FORGIVE HIM. AND LET BY GONES BE BY GONES, NO ONE IS PERFECT, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. GOOD LUCK ROBERT!!!! FROM YOUR FANS !!!

2241 days ago
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bstillmyheart    

Who cares what he exaggerated on his resume? He was great at what he was able to do on the various tasks for the show and that is what counts.

2241 days ago
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Doc Jakson    

His show was one of the few I watched on Food Network..really sorry to see him go..My best wishes to him for a successful future..

Doc

2241 days ago
133.

tm    

This is BS. who in the entertainment field has not lied. and who cares? i liked watching the show.

2241 days ago
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ranee    

At the end of the day, who cares if he embellished his resume a little bit? All we need to know is that the man can cook...and he can. A reprimand was in order, but the man CAN cook!

2241 days ago
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ROOSTABOUT    

WHO THE HECK CARES - HE IS ENTERTAINING AND DOES WHAT HE IS SUPPOSED TO DO - AND A PIECE OF EYE CANDY TOO. I THINK THAT EVERYONE THAT GOT ON THE FOOD CHANNEL LIED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER - WHO THE HECK CARES. I AM NOT GIVING HIM A DIPLOMA - I JUST LIKE TO WATCH THE SHOW. IS THIS ENTERTAIMENT OR WHAT ARE WE GOING FOR HERE? HOPE THEY BRING HIME BACK - LOVE THE SHOW

2241 days ago
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