• Jamie Oliver reveals how much it cost him to save restaurants during 'dark time'

    Jamie Oliver has previously spoken openly about the "dark time" he went through when he was forced to close several restaurants earlier this year, and now he's revealed exactly how much it cost him. The celebrity chef said he contributed £12.7million of his own money into his struggling restaurant business after being given two hours to save the chain. Speaking to the Financial Times about the challenging time - which saw him close 12 out of 37 Jamie's Italian restaurants and one of his Barbecoa steak restaurants - Jamie said the company had "simply run out of cash". Jamie Oliver input