Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has spoken out about how he had multiple property break-ins and that his computer sytem was hacked at the time of the controversial sugar tax campaign.
The father-of-five makes the revelations to Michael Mosley in his new TV show Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?
Moseley explores the ever-increasing rise in obesity in the UK and the first episode of which will air on Wednesday, March, 9 on Channel 4 at 9pm.
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During the show he discovers how successive governments have failed to help tackle the issue and asks Jamie what it was like to support the sugar tax, which was introduced in 2016.
Jamie publically supported the sugar tax, which increases tax on sugary drinks, and said that he had pressure from companies within the food industry to make him back down.
When Mosley asks if he had ever felt threatened by these companies, Jamie pauses and then says: “I have to be pretty careful about what I say… the second I started pre-production on sugar rush to the moment that the sugar tax happened was the only time in my life where I’ve had multiple break-ins, huge security digital… people getting into our system.”
He added: “I can’t say that it has got anything to do with that and I can’t prove it, all I can say is that in the 46 years that I’ve lived on this planet the only time any of that has ever happened once, let alone multiple times, was in that five-month period.”
Jamie has always been a strong advocate of healthy eating through his countless TV shows.
His restaurant chain, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, which included a branch in Cardiff, went into administration in 2019. He has also been the face of supermarket chain Sainsbury’s from 2000 to 2011 and has worked with Tesco.
Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat? airs on Wednesday, March, 9 at 9pm on Channel 4.
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