Jamie Oliver returns to Instagram with a bizarre asparagus post a week after turning comments off when he shared ‘devastated’ post about the collapse of his restaurant empire
- Jamie Oliver has returned to Instagram after the collapse of his restaurant chain
- Celebrity chef was welcomed back by fans after posting a photo of asparagus
- His last post had comments turned off as he spoke about his business closures
Published: 21:41 BST, 28 May 2019 | Updated: 23:42 BST, 28 May 2019
Jamie Oliver has been welcomed back to Instagram by fans – a week after posting about the collapse of his restaurant empire.
The celebrity chef, 44, who was forced to appoint administrators after his Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain ran up a £71.5 million debt last week, revealed his devastation in an Instagram post last week – in which he turned the comments off.
However the 43-year-old made a triumphant return to the social media platform today, with a photo showing a spread of asparagus that attracted over 31,000 likes and a stream of supportive messages.
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Jamie Oliver (pictured), 44, has been welcomed back to Instagram by fans, a week after posting about the collapse of his Italian restaurant chain
The celebrity chef who celebrated his birthday yesterday, received a stream of comments and belated birthday wishes after posting a photo of asparagus
Jamie’s previous post which shared his devastation over the closure of his restaurants, had the comments section unavailable to followers
Jamie who has over 7 million followers on Instagram, captioned the vegetables with four hearts.
The post received a stream of comments welcoming him back to social media along with a few belated birthday messages.
One person said: ‘Good to have you back here’
Another wrote: ‘Good to see you back, my man. HBD too. #asparaguscake’
A third added: ‘Gorgeous. Welcome back and MANY happy returns.’
A number of commenters revealed they love asparagus and shared their favourite recipes
Jamie’s solemn return to Instagram with a photo of asparagus instead of birthday celebrations, could be a subtle hint towards his new vegetarian recipe book which is currently available for pre-order.
Last week Jamie chose to turn off comments for the post, which acknowledged that as many as 1,300 jobs are at risk from the restaurant’s woes.
The TV chef, who debuted his Italian chain of restaurants in 2008, has made £240 million during his 20 years in the public eye.
Jamie attempted to revive the restaurant empire by ploughing £12.7million of his own money into the struggling business in 2017.
According to the Manchester Evening News, a member of staff who works in Manchester’s Jamie Italian revealed that employees won’t be receiving redundancy payouts.
Revealing his anguish over the direction of the business, Jamie’s previous Instagram post read: ‘I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration.
‘I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all the people who have put their hearts and souls into this business over the years.’
Jamie (pictured) attempted to use £12.7 million of his own money to save his struggling restaurants in 2017