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St Pete Times: Food Network Chef Lied About Credentials


irvine2 The St Petersburg Times is reporting that Robert Irvine, the host of Food Network’s Dinner:Impossible has lied about his credentials and experience including claims that he has a degree from Leeds University and worked on Charles and Di’s wedding cake.

One scathing accusation:

Irvine’s bio on his own Web page lists a B.S. degree in food and nutrition from the University of Leeds.


“That was a program set up through the Royal Navy,” Irvine said. Then he paused. “We don’t call it a bachelor’s of science.”

Sarah Spiller, a press officer at the University of Leeds: “We cannot find any connection in our records between Robert and the university.”

St Petersburg Times Investigation Of Robert Irvine

And TMZ is quoting a Food Network rep as saying:

“It’s unfortunate if Robert embellished the extent of his culinary experiences,” said a Food Network rep. “We are investigating the matter and taking the necessary steps to ensure the accuracy of all representations of Robert on Food Network and”

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