Robert Irvin, the Food Network star of Dinner Impossible has been fired for lying on his resume. In case you haven’t seen the show, here is the Food Network’s summary:
If you could combine James Bond with MacGyver, you would get Robert Irvine, a real life chef extraordinaire and the host of Dinner: Impossible. Each week, Robert (with the help of his two sous-chefs, George and George) is thrown a new culinary curveball and the team must figure out a way to solve their challenge before time runs out. From making dinner for 150 passengers aboard a luxury locomotive to recreating an authentic 18th-century meal, will he succeed or will it truly be, Dinner: Impossible?
The star of ”Dinner: Impossible” has acknowledged fabricating some of the more fantastic parts of his resume, including having cooked for Britain’s Royal Family and various U.S. presidents.
Following the revelations, the network announced it would not renew Irvine’s contract, though it would air the remaining episodes of the current season, the series’ fourth.
The part of this that amazes me, is they never bothered to check the resume. “Yeah, I cooked for the White House and the Queen.” No one checked these things?!
I only watched the show once, when I was too lazy to find the remote, which had fallen between the cushions on the sofa. Wasn’t terribly impressed.