Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapse costs 1,000 jobs

The group, which includes the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has appointed KPMG as administrators.

Twenty two of the 25 restaurants in Jamie Oliver's restaurant group have now closed.

Mr Oliver, who put in £4m cash this year, said: "I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected."

Two Jamie's Italian restaurants and Jamie Oliver's Diner at Gatwick Airport will continue to trade in the short term while the administrators explore options for the outlets.

Jamie Oliver's paella 'an abomination'

"Good Spanish food doesn't get much better than paella. My version combines chicken thighs & chorizo," he tweeted.

An "abomination" wrote one user. "That thing ain't paella," wrote another, with the inclusion of chorizo proving particularly controversial.

He has previously drawn flak for his take on West African dish Jollof rice.