The cook told her social media followers she wouldn't have got the new job without them "demanding" she had a show.
Many feel the show, which advises how to cook with just kitchen cupboard ingredients, should have gone to 'Cooking on a Bootstrap' chef Jack Monroe
The celebrity chef says his family have proved to be the 'best antidote in the world' during the struggle.
The pair were appearing on Jamie Oliver's cooking show Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast.
The TV personality and renowned cook also spoke about attending the birth of his fifth child.
The chef has signed a deal with the oil company, despite claiming to be an environmentalist and philanthropist.
The 43-year-old TV chef is said to have caught the thief as he was trying to break in house in Highgate, North London.
Jamie Oliver has thanked those who have criticised his new 'jerk rice' product over perceived cultural appropriation for the 'free PR' it has brought him.