Jamie Oliver weight gain? Chef calls it as he sees it

Mar 8, 2012 at 11:52 a.m. ET

Jamie Oliver doesn't take kindly to people pointing out he's packed on a few pounds. Should you be brave enough to inquire about his waistline, prepare to hear exactly what the chef thinks of you.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is of the belief it isn't kind to point out another person's weight gain. The Food Revolution chef recently let loose on a reporter who didn't feel the need to play by the same social mores as the rest of us, calling her a b***h!

The weighty tussle went down in Australia earlier this week, where Jamie Oliver took part in a question and answer session with the press. All went well until a female reporter asked if he'd packed on a few extra pounds as of late.

"I don't know. I am very healthy," the father of four stumbled in reply before snapping back. "Are you from a tabloid? Thank you for noticing, you b***h."

It's unclear quite how much of Jamie Oliver's reply was meant as a snarky retort, and how much revealed his true feelings about the gutsy reporter.

"I do my best," the 36-year-old went on to say according to the Daily Mail. "Working in the food business is quite hard when someone is constantly asking you to try things. I eat fresh. I train twice a week. I could definitely do better, but I am trying to do my best like most people when they hit 30."

Jamie Oliver's stateside spokesperson commented on his heavier appearance in recent photos saying, "I can say for a fact he hasn't gained any weight. They were bad pictures."

Oliver, also known as The Naked Chef, is in Australia to launch his second Ministry of Food. In cooperation with the government the "new scheme will see $5 million put towards helping teach cooking techniques and nutrition to participants in a larger attempt to attack obesity as a whole in the country."

Jamie Oliver's weight: Fair game for reporters or time to mind your own business?

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