Oliver named most influential Xmas chef

Published Nov 12 2008, 19:46 GMT  |  By

Oliver named most influential Xmas chef

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Jamie Oliver has been crowned the TV chef Brits are most likely to turn to for help with Christmas dinner.

The Naked Chef star beat Delia Smith and Gordon Ramsay to the top spot in the survey conducted as part of the BBC Good Food Show.

Nigella Lawson took fourth place in the poll, followed by James Martin and Rick Stein. Gary Rhodes and Heston Blumenthal finished in seventh and eighth respectively.

The Good Food Show's director Rebecca Reeves said: "It is good to see that celebrity chefs such as Jamie, Gordon, Nigella, James and Heston - who are all appearing at the BBC Good Food Shows - are really inspiring people to add something different to their dinner plates this festive season."

The BBC Good Food Show will be in London and Birmingham later this month.