Did any of you catch Jamie Oliver’s new programme on Tuesday night?
I thought it absolutely ridiculous- he doesn’t dig his own garden and plant anything– he has a very posh, very knowledgeable gardener, poly tunnels full of unusual varieties of (this week) tomatoes and a completely staged ‘propped’ house and garden. What incensed me more than anything was the running tap and his overflowing butler sink. He obviously doesn’t have to worry about his water bill with all the MILLIONS Sainsbury's are paying him; it optimised what was so wrong with programmes of this ilk – they talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.
This latest series is just a conduit for yet another book and yet more product endorsements – which you know I HATE with a passion.
I don't hate Jamie Oliver - admittedly he irritates me, but I don't think he's a nasty person or anything like that, but I find the cult of personality that seems a constant these days ultimately unhealthy for the rest of us.