March 08, 2012 6:12pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Curtis Stone Talks Jamie Oliver's Weight Gain: 'Got to Practice What You Preach' (Video)
Healthy school food advocate, chef Jamie Oliver, wasn’t pleased when he was asked by an Australian reporter about his weight gain recently. But, fellow TV chef Curtis Stone didn’t come to his defense on Thursday’s The Talk.
After jokingly admonishing Oliver for calling his countrywoman and journalist a “bitch,” Stone shared his thoughts with the CBS co-hosts about Oliver’s weight gain.
“The interesting part of this for me is that Jamie is a big voice and he preaches, you know his show is called The Food Revolution,” Curtis says. “So, he’s there talking about healthy food and you’ve got to practice what you preach.”
“I love Jamie,” he continues. “I think he’s a great guy. I think what he stands for is really important. We’ve all had different relationships with food – some great, some not so great. But when you’ve got a place in the TV world of responsibility, you’ve got to follow through.”
In his defense, Oliver told reporters afterward that it’s tough for chefs to stay healthy. "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."
And as for insulting the reporter who asked him about the weight? "I went out last night and had a few drinks after a very long day, [and] my brain did not quite understand that question."
Oliver’s rep denies that he gained weight and blames it on unflattering photos while in Australia.
Watch Stone discuss the supposed weight gain on The Talk below.
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