Jamie Oliver offered role in The Hobbit films

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2014
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has revealed he was offered the chance to appear in 'The Hobbit' films in return for cooking for director Peter Jackson's birthday party

Jamie Oliver was offered a role in 'The Hobbit' films.

The TV chef has confessed he had to turn down a chance to play one of the mythical creatures from J.R.R. Tolkien's books in the film adaptations because he had other work commitments.

He explained: "The worst thing that happened to me was that I got phoned up by the executive producer and asked did I want to go and cook for [director] Peter Jackson's birthday, the big birthday.

"And if I did, they would fly me over and I could be a hobbit in the film. But I was working. I couldn't get out of it."

The 39-year-old cook also admitted he was looking forward to seducing his wife Juliette 'Jools' Norton in his middle-earth style outfit until he realised he was too busy to appear in the trilogy, which concluded with 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' earlier this month.

Speaking to actress Kate Hudson on his and broadcaster Jimmy Doherty's Channel 4 show 'Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast' - which airs on January 2 at 8pm - about parts she's missed out on, he added: "I really wanted to do it, I would have got right into it as well, I would have taken the costume home and said, 'Jools, let's make love!' "

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