Jamie Oliver to set up school for new TV series

Jamie Oliver has tackled school dinners and tried to change the diets of an entire town – now he’s setting his sights on improving education.

The TV chef, who was himself dyslexic and left with few qualifications, is setting up his own school to help teenagers who have struggled to thrive.

The project will take place during the summer and will be filmed for a forthcoming Channel 4 series

Jamie’s production team Fresh One productions have placed ads online searching for people willing to take part in the show.

Programme-makers are seeking applicants who may have been dyslexic, have been subjected to bullying or who became teenage mothers. They are also seeking teenagers who may have been privately educated but ‘have still not fulfilled your potential’.

The production company says it will be a school ‘with a difference’.

A source said the project would involve ‘people who have not got on well at school for various reasons being offered the opportunity of something that is a little more inspiring’.

His latest series is looking for applicants in the Greater London area only.

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