Jamie signs 2m-pound golden handcuffs deal with C4

TV chef Jamie Oliver has reportedly signed a £2million golden-handcuffs deal with Channel 4.

The new contract will mean Jamie will appear exclusively on Channel 4 for the next two years, joining Gordon Ramsey in exclusive agreements with the network.

C4 confirmed: “Jamie has extended his contract with us and he is very committed to Channel 4.”

And Jamie, who can currently be seen battling with the residents of Rotherham, South Yorks in Jamie’s Ministry of Food, is already planning a new show.

“Jamie and Channel 4 are a great fit,” a source told The Sun. “He inspires everyone. He’s always coming up with creative and vital ideas and we already know what we want to do next year.

“We’re extremely pleased to have him still on board.”

The 33-year-old chef began his career on the BBC as the Naked Chef, but switched from straight cookery to reality TV with Jamie’s Kitchen when he moved to Channel 4 in 2002.

In 2006 Gordon Ramsay signed an exclusive contract, which will tie him to the channel for five years.

Gordon said: “I am very excited about signing this deal for the next four years. Channel 4 are the standard bearers when it comes to food programmes.”