Robert Irvine Makes a Comeback, Returns to Dinner: Impossible [scandal]
After getting dumped from Food Network's Dinner: Impossible series in March following revelations that he'd "exaggerated" details of his resume, Robert Irvine is getting his show back, reports the AP.
His fabrications, according to the St Peterrburg Times, included: "He was a knight. He owned a castle in Scotland. He had cooked for presidents and royalty and was pals with Prince Charles."
Michael Symon was brought in to replace Irvine for the latest season of the show, but a quick reading of message boards and comments on the web reveals that Robert Irvine had a rather vocal fan base, ready to forgive him.
The Food Network, willing to look the other way to try to satisfy fans and get the ratings back, will begin airing the new episodes in March 2009. A Food Network spokeswoman said:
Our audience has continued to demonstrate its interest in and support for Robert. 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.