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Chef Irvine Returning to Dinner: Impossible November 21, 2008 4:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Dinner: Impossible, Food Network, News, Television.

robertirvine-112108Chef Robert Irvine, who was let go from the Food Network series Dinner: Impossible over news that he exaggerated details in his resume, has been re-hired by the network to return to the hit show, replacing his replacement Iron Chef Michael Symon.  Production on six new episodes starring Irvine will begin this month and will air in March 2009.

“Our audience has continued to demonstrate its interest in and support for Robert,” Welch said. “He has taken responsibility and made a conscious effort to clear the air, rebuild the relationship with Food Network and apologize for the earlier inaccuracies.”

“I am very excited to continue taping more episodes of ‘Dinner: Impossible’,” Irvine said in a written statement. “I am thrilled to further my relationship with the network and embark on more challenging episodes of this popular series.”

Source: AP (via Yahoo!)



1. goneshiny - November 21, 2008 4:22 pm

i prefer Michael Symon. he just seems less self-conscious on camera.

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2. Rose111 from Seattle - December 8, 2008 5:16 am

I prefer Chef Irvine for Dinner Impossible…although Iron Chef Symon was good, I do prefer Robert Irvine. People do make mistakes, and I am sure Chef Irvine regrets about “padding” his resume.

The fact of the matter is, that he did a great job creating food that people loved under different types of “stressful” situations. He deserves a second chance!!

I am glad to see him back on The Food Network doing Dinner Impossible. I enjoy hearing his accent, and I like the fact that he takes pride in serving the best to people in his challenges!

3. Sharalyn Bennett - December 15, 2008 5:43 pm

I only watched it one time when the OTHER one was on, Robert is th only host of dinner impossible, period. glad to see food network came to their senses.

4. Craig Newton - December 18, 2008 3:37 am

I never saw Michael Symon do anything that was close to the difficulty and quality of the challenges that Robert Irvine made it through. I am thrilled that he will be returning to the show and hope to see him in other shows as well.

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