Jamie Oliver is nation's most-trusted TV chef

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2011
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has topped a new poll to discover the TV chef most British people trust

Jamie Oliver has been named as the TV chef most British people trust.

The celebrity cook - famed for his drive to encourage people to eat healthier - beat his contemporaries including Delia Smith, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin and Nigella Lawson to take the top spot in the Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands 2011 survey of 2,357 people.

However, while Jamie has the trust of the British population, he does not appear to be faring so well in America, where 'Jamie's Food Revolution' has been temporarily replaced with recaps of celebrity reality show 'Dancing With the Stars' after suffering poor ratings.

Although the show's second season - which promotes healthy eating in Los Angeles and aims to raise awareness of child obesity - has not been as successful as the first series, network ABC has promised it will return to its Tuesday night slot in June.

Jamie has previously spoken about his hopes of helping children in the US, saying: "It's very nerve-racking. I'm hoping and praying I do my job properly, using the skills I've learned over the past five years working with hundreds and thousands of kids, organisations and governments.

"Hopefully I'm going to be up to the job."

The five TV chefs that Brits trust the most:

1. Jamie Oliver 25%

2. Delia Smith 12%

3. The Hairy Bikers 7.3%

4. James Martin 6.6%

5. Nigella Lawson 6.3%

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

A festival of music and food for the whole family – the brainchild of TV cook Jamie Oliver and musician and farmer Alex James. This year's big headliner is Paloma Faith.

Alex James' Farm, Chipping Norton

Fri 24 Aug

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Sat 25 Aug

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Sun 26 Aug

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Mon 27 Aug

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