Channel 4 has ordered a one-off access doc on the career of TV chef Jamie Oliver.

Presented by Davina McCall, the documentary (made by Jamie Oliver Productions) highlights Oliver’s TV career from the past two decades from his accidental discovery at The River Café, his rise to fame as an iconic chef, his campaigning to improve the food system, and the more recent closure of his restaurant group.

In 20 Years of The Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All (1×60) Channel 4 will have exclusive access to Oliver’s life as he allows cameras into his London home. The show also reveals the inner-workings of his business and gets the inside track on his latest campaigning work.

This intimate documentary features unseen clips, behind-the-scenes footage, plus interviews with as-yet unannounced celebrities and politicians, along with Jamie’s friends and family.

20 Years of The Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All catches up with students who appeared on Jamie’s Kitchen and Jamie’s School Dinners and looks at how food culture has changed since 1999. It tracks how The Naked Chef helped get men back into the kitchen, the rising popularity of cooking, and the increasingly shocking statistics of childhood obesity today.

20 Years of The Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All was commissioned by Channel 4 Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Timothy Hancock. Produced by Jamie Oliver Productions with executive producer Nicola Pointer.

Jamie Oliver said: “Wow, 20 years. So much has happened in that time. Davina is a brave woman to come and get a taste of life with five kids in the Oliver household! But it’s been a pleasure to welcome her in and show her what my world is really like, at home and work. I hope everyone enjoys looking back with me at the past two decades, remembering the amazing times and some tough times… not to mention a few dodgy haircuts along the way.”

Tim Hancock said: “At this crucial point in his life, Jamie has allowed unprecedented access to his life, and has opened up to Davina with a real honesty. It’s going to make for a fascinating documentary about one of Britain’s most recognisable personalities."

Staff Reporter

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