Belfast Telegraph

Baby River Rocket to appear in Jamie Oliver's Christmas show

Jamie Oliver's four-month-old son River Rocket is making his TV debut - in the chef's new Christmas show.

The latest addition to the Oliver clan will appear alongside his four siblings in the programme.

Jamie's Ultimate Christmas will feature baby River alongside parents Jamie and Jools Oliver and the couple's other children Poppy Honey, 14, Daisy Boo, 13, Petal Blossom, seven, and Buddy Bear, six, as well as grandparents Trevor and Sally.

River Rocket hit the headlines when he was born in August after his parents allowed their two eldest daughters to watch the birth, with Poppy cutting the umbilical cord.

The move was praised by some, while critics said a delivery room is no place for a child.

"It's only controversial to really strange people! Most of the world has home births, and different countries have different habits," Oliver later said.

The family are seen enjoying Christmas food, playing games and telling jokes in the new Channel 4 show.

Jamie's Ultimate Christmas will see Oliver cooking the recipes he will serve to his family on Christmas Day.

The show airs on Channel 4 on December 19 at 8.00pm.


From Belfast Telegraph