Chef Robert Irvine, host of one of my favorite Food Network shows, Dinner: Impossible, was yanked from his position today due to the recent discovery of inaccuracies in his resume.
As told here (and just about everywhere else), Chef Irvine apologized for the embellishments in a written statement, only to have the network announce their intentions to replace him immediately.
This is not cool.
Dinner: Impossible is probably one of the most fun shows on Food Network. I can’t say I make appointments to watch it, but I have a hard time turning it off when it’s on. Heck, I even watched two hours of it last Saturday night to escape a sub-par SNL episode.
While I don’t blame Food Network for its actions and I certainly don’t condone Chef Irvine for his admitted stupidity, I do wish the show could continue with that good ol’ cockney man-monster.
So what if he didn’t work for the Queen? He’s already accomplished three seasons worth of missions… and if you’ve watched any of them, you know the guy’s got more than enough credentials to carry on.
Question: Do you think firing Chef Irvine was fair punishment for misrepresenting his experience?