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Jamie Oliver to tackle cost of living crisis with new series

Jamie Oliver grew up in a pub

Jamie Oliver will tackle the cost of living crisis with a new series of ‘Jamie’s £1 Wonders’.

Jamie Oliver has landed a new series of one of his one-off shows

The celebrity chef will be back on screens whipping up delicious dishes from budget recipes, and offering money-saving cooking tips in a new season of the programme.

Jamie, 47, can’t wait to cook up a storm following the success of the one-off episode, which aired in October last year.

The six-part series will see Jamie plate up cheap meals that cost less than a pound per portion.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column: “Jamie is really excited by the upcoming series.

“He’ll be venturing outside of the UK, as well as domestically, travelling to countries including Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Italy and India for ideas on cost-saving food.

“Guest cooks will be invited in too, so it will be a real collaboration.”

Jamie has fond memories of being raised in a pub in Esssex during his younger years, and admitted last month it was “an honour”, especially over the festive period.

He said: “It was full of festivities – decorations everywhere – very jolly, very loud.

“It was a gift, an honour, to live in a pub. On Christmas Day we’d be up early to do all the pressies, but we’d be open for business from 10am.

“All the locals were like extended aunts and uncles – I was brought up by 30 women.”

Jamie believes he ended up with a talent for cooking because he practiced so much.

He said: “I was good at cooking – not because I was born to do it or a genius but because I just did it again and again.

“I had a terrible time academically at school but I loved working at the weekend – learning to graft, learning to be tired, learning to earn a pound.”

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