Jamie Oliver becomes cartoon chef

Jamie Oliver’s always had something of the overgrown schoolboy about him; now he’s going to be turned into a 10-year-old cartoon boy by the makers of Wallace and Gromit.

Aardman Productions are to make a 52-part animated series about a boy called Jamie who aspires to be a great chef, reports the Daily Mirror.

Little J will be aimed at seven to 11-year-olds and won’t be ready until after Oliver’s Channel 4 contract expires.

he said: “I want to pass on a little knowledge in a fun way. I’m passionate about it.”

Little J could be sold to a network like Nickelodeon or the BBC, it was reported.

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