I’m A Celebrity contestant John Burton Race left the reality TV show to be faced with news that his estranged wife has closed his Michelin-starred restaurant.
It’s understood all staff at the New Angel in Dartmouth, south Devon, have been sacked after his wife, Kim, closed the restaurant.
A notice in the window states: “It is with deep regret that the New Angel restaurant and rooms will cease trading.”
The TV chef, who is in the process of divorcing 42-year-old Kim, was reported in The Times saying he had ‘no idea’ the restaurant had been closed and that the decision was not made by him.
The couple bought the New Angel three years ago and Mrs Burton Race was running it during the two weeks her husband spent in Australia on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
In March the 50-year-old, who starred in the television series French Leave and The Return Of The Chef, left his wife and their six children for Suzie Ward, 40, and their three-year-old son.
The couple are staying in an Australian hotel after John was voted off the ITV show on Saturday.
The restaurant was put up for sale earlier this year along with the six-bedroom New Angel bed and breakfast accommodation. Offers were invited in the region of £1.7 million for the restaurant and £850,000 for the accommodation.
Neither John nor his wife were available for comment on Wednesday, but it seems that after Marc Bannerman’s strife, appearing on I’m A Celebrity may not be a recipe for domestic tranquility.