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Jamie Oliver has never read a book… in his entire life!

The UK’s second biggest selling author of all time, openly admitted to the Independent that he has never finished reading a book in his life.


The article titled, ‘My Secret Life’, posed a variety of questions to the world famous cook amongst which was the question, which book changed him.

I’ve never read a book in my life, which I know sounds incredibly ignorant but I’m dyslexic and I get bored easily. The one book I nearly finished was Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. But then the author came to Britain and didn’t stop slagging me off for five years. So on principle I threw it on the fire. He’s since apologised and we’ve made up. I should probably read the rest now.

He also revealed that he’s no good at poaching eggs but is very good at basket weaving and when he was a child he wanted to be a carpenter.

Well when it comes to poaching eggs you are not alone Jamie, but not reading a book… we certainly wish you were alone on that one. It is simply bizarre that the UK’s second biggest selling author of all time is happy for everyone to buy and read his books when he won’t read anybody else’s, dyslexia aside.

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Suffered from multiple personality disorders for the first year of Gourmet Guys. His primary personality has now taken control! Editor-In-Charge