Jamie Oliver reveals he uses a ‘spying’ app to track his children

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Olivers: The TV chef has previously told of the chaos of having a large family: PA Archive/PA Images

Jamie Oliver has revealed that he uses an app to track his family.

The TV chef admitted that he installed the software on his phone in order to keep tabs on his children.

The father-of-five told Woman: “We used an app to keep track of our kids’ whereabouts.

“The older girls, Jools and I are all on an app called Life360, which means we can see exactly where everybody is and the route they’ve gone.”

He added: “So if one of the girls says, ‘I’m going to Camden Town’ and I can see they’ve gone to Reading, then was have a problem.

"They can check on me, too, and see how fast I’m driving. It’s brilliant.”

Family First: Oliver told how his children are able to check up on him using the app (SplashNews.com)

The news comes after Oliver revealed that his wife of 18-years once accused him of cheating on her after he “kept disappearing."

The 43-year-old chef told how his wife grew suspicious of him after he became absent when working on one of his 25 cookbooks.

He added that “courgette season” contributed to his time away, creating unease for his wife.

Speaking to Closer magazine, he said: “My missus accused me of having an affair once, because I kept disappearing and coming back with green on my knees.

“It was courgette season and I was in the vegetable patch!”

The pair, who wed in 2000, dated during their teenage years and have since welcomed five children together, Poppy, Daisy, Petal, Buddy and River.

Oliver was recently caught in the midst of a controversy after he was accused of cultural appropriation over his "punchy jerk rice".

He later hit back saying the claims were "daft" and claiming the world has "gone mad."