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Chef Clarissa Dickson Wright fears being ‘poisoned' at Jamie Oliver's restaurants

08 September 2008 by

A row has broken out between celebrity chefs Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jamie Oliver after she claimed she wouldn't eat in his restaurants for risk of "being poisoned".

In an interview with the Independent on Sunday

Oliver hit back, though a spokesman by saying: "Clarissa has no fear of being poisoned… because I suspect none of our restaurants would welcome her, for fear of offending the other guests."

The row between the two celebrity chefs broke out in 2004 when Dickson Wright accused Oliver of selling his soul to Sainsbury's for making advertisements for the supermarket giant.

Dickson Wright criticised Oliver for advertising Sainsbury's again in the latest interview, revealing that she had turned down £2m from a supermarket chain on principle.

"The thing is, Jamie Oliver is actually a very good cook," she said. "The reason I get so cross is that he could have been such a force for good. As opposed to a force for spin."

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