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Jamie Oliver to discuss collapse of his restaurant group in Channel 4 doc

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A Channel 4 documentary about Jamie Oliver’s career is set to include a section about the collapse of the chef’s Jamie’s Italian restaurant business.

The programme, for which a broadcast date has not yet been announced, will be presented by Davina McCall with the title 20 Years of The Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All.

Oliver’s chain of restaurants called in administrators last month and he said at the time that he was “deeply saddened by this outcome.”

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The show will reportedly have unparalleled access to Oliver’s private life, and he is expected to be open about both his feelings regarding the chain’s closure and his future plans.

Last month, Oliver said: “We launched Jamie’s Italian in 2008 with the intention of positively disrupting mid-market dining in the UK high street, with great value and much higher quality ingredients, best-in-class animal welfare standards and an amazing team who shared my passion for great food and service. And we did exactly that.”

All but three Jamie’s Italian stores were shut immediately following administration, with the remaining three, all based at Gatwick Airport, saved after being sold to travel operator SSP.

More than 1,000 jobs were lost across 22 sites in the process.

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