Jamie Oliver Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th August 2016

Fact: TV chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have named their newborn son River Rocket. The couple welcomed its fifth child earlier this month (Aug16), and on Wednesday (24Aug16), the celebrity cook announced the name of the latest addition to their family via Instagram. "Wow what a Hot Day today guys so the littlest one is stared out and sleeping again," he wrote beside a picture of the new parents with the little one. "It's probably polite to formally introduce the new boy to you, his names (sic) River Rocket Oliver." The baby joins brother Buddy Bear Maurice, five, and sisters Petal Blossom Rainbow, seven, Daisy Boo Pamela, 13, and Poppy Honey Rosie, 14.

28th June 2016

Tweet: “I BEG YOU ONE THING GREAT BRITAIN … Give me Boris f**king Johnson as our Prime Minister and I'm done. I'm out. My faith in us will be broken forever.” Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver made it quite clear that he isn't keen on the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, becoming Britain's next Prime Minister.

17th March 2016

Fact: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have confirmed they are expecting another baby after stepping out together for the London premiere of Eddie The Eagle. Reports of Jools' pregnancy first surfaced on Thursday afternoon (17Mar16), and she debuted her growing baby bump in a black jumpsuit on the blue carpet for the new Hugh Jackman movie hours later. Joking about the latest addition to their family, Jamie told Britain's Mirror newspaper, "I thought we'd have a couple of kids but that's about it. Basically I do what I'm told but she's an amazing family maker and I just go with it."

20th December 2013

Fact: British radio presenter Fearne Cotton was forced to apologise to her listeners after she was caught swearing live on air. A microphone was accidentally left on while Cotton told her guests Ricky Gervais, Cheryl Cole and Jamie Oliver, "No swearing and don't make any w**ker gestures because people will see them on the webcam."

28th September 2011

Fact: Angelina Jolie caused a stir in London earlier this week (begs26Sep11) after taking her children for a playdate with Gwen Stefani's sons at her home in the affluent Primrose Hill area. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's wife Jools was spotted watching the actress and her brood from an upstairs window of her nearby house.

9th August 2011

Tweet: "Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up, windows all gone, whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe!! thankfully." Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is counting the cost of the U.K. riots, which have spread from London to Birmingham overnight (08-09Aug11).

16th September 2010

Fact: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife JOOLS have officially named their newborn son Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver. The tot, whose middle name Maurice is in honour of his maternal grandfather, was born in London on Wednesday (15Sep10).

4th December 2008

Fact: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is to hit the road in the U.S. to film a new culinary show. The British cook will sample the diverse dishes on offer across the States in Jamie's American Dream, slated for broadcast next year (09).

1st April 2008

Fact: British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has announced plans to build a U.K. food museum dedicated to the country's culinary history.

20th November 2007

Quote: "When I was a kid, I used to set fire to everything! I set fire to my parents' kitchen ceiling because I was trying to burn a Daddy Longlegs (spider) and I set fire to the back garden because I was burning ants. I was a bit sick!" Lostprophets keyboardist Jamie Oliver on his bizarre childhood hobby.

20th November 2007

Quote: "I don't like moths. They just piss me off! They're the wrong shape and the wrong size and I think it's because they can't control their flight. Like bats and birds never bother me, but moths piss me off because they'll fly into your mouth and they wouldn't think twice about it." Lostprophets keyboardist Jamie Oliver reveals a strange phobia.

3rd May 2006

Fact: The "rough" British school that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver took over to kick-start his healthy School Lunch Project was the one actor Jude Law quit after he was dangled off the roof by bullies.

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