Jamie Oliver is searching for takeaway lovers to star in his new TV show

Jamie Oliver as a guest on "Good Morning America," (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
Jamie Oliver as a guest on "Good Morning America," (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

TV chef Jamie Oliver is searching for takeaway lovers who are fed up of ordering in and want to learn how to cook.

The 44-year-old multimillionaire launched an application process to try and tempt ‘non-cooks’ to participate in his new ‘exciting’ new TV programme.

On Facebook, the dad-of-five wrote: "Guys I'm working on a new TV show and I'm looking for people who eat a lot of takeaways and want to stop relying on them and learn how to cook for themselves!! (sic)

"If you know someone who loves food but doesn't love cooking, click the link for an application form and let me know all about them!!"

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Those who are interested in taking part can apply here - all you need to do is download and fill out a form and attach a photograph of yourself, and another one of your kitchen.

The form then asks you to write answers to questions such as: What is your favourite food? How would you rate your cooking? What would you most like Jamie's help with?

All applicants must be 18 years or over and legally reside in the UK.

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So far, there seem to be a lot of potentially interested prospective applicants.

One person commented on Jamie's Facebook post: "I'm a single parent to a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old. They will never eat the same thing and sometimes I struggle to find the time to be healthy. Helppp."

Another added: "Hi Jamie Oliver, can I just say that I eat a lot of takeaways. I like to cook but I don't have the ideas or inspiration to cook up meals pls can you help me thanks."

Chinese takeout food (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chinese takeout food (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A third said: "Can I nominate my husband, he wants to know how to cook and also enjoy a variety of food, but still at the age of 45 he struggles with new things and what to do with them."

And even on Instagram, there’s been a flurry of comments in praise of the upcoming TV show.

One woman commented: “Great idea! Could you also do something for those super busy mums (or dads) who don't like cooking but can't afford lots of takeaways and only do bog standard meals and are sick of them? Oh and who also have fussy eaters!”

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Jamie Oliver has spent his career championing healthy eating, from attacking school dinners and the infamous turkey twizzler, to starting a ‘food revolution’ before turning his attention to the sugar tax.

However, not everyone is a fan of the chef’s health crusade...

One person commented: "He ruined my childhood by banning turkey twizzlers. He wants to keep his beak out, if people like takeaways and can afford them so be it!"