The Reason Robert Irvine Considers Oprah One Of His Major Inspirations

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine is a man who is known for pulling off several roles with panache. As his website indicates, the chef is dedicated to promoting and talking about the importance of both food and fitness in his life. He's also a philanthropist who wants to help out others as much as he can. According to The Cooking Channel, he's well-known for being the face of shows such as "Restaurant: Impossible," where Irvine works with struggling eateries in the business and comes up with a solid plan to save them from suffering further and preventing more losses. 

Irvine has been quite candid about the things that inspire him to do what he does. He told the Easy Ice that he's grateful for the opportunities he's had to support other people. Irvine said, "From helping families on 'Restaurant: Impossible' to cooking meals for wounded warriors, I appreciate being able to help those in need and give back to those who make sacrifices for us. Finally being able to connect with our fans and hearing their stories and questions."

Here's what you probably don't know about Irvine: He looks up to his father, Nelson Mandela, and Oprah, among other icons. They motivate him to do a better job every day.

Oprah inspires Robert Irvine in many ways

Robert Irvine has openly expressed his admiration for the legendary television personality, Oprah Winfrey. For him, she's someone he can truly learn from. "I've always admired Oprah for her passion, the good she does for the human race and how she handles herself," he told Channel Guide Magazine in 2016.

He added that, while there are plenty of talk shows out there, something about Oprah is different for him. Plus, it helps that Irvine a big fan of her show and cannot get enough of it. He explained, "At the end of the day, a host is only as good as the people that come on the show and their own emotion." He further explained that it's not possible for someone to feel and respond in a certain way. It has to be organic. "Nobody can tell you how to feel and what to do, because if it doesn't feel right, you don't do it," Irvine said. "So Oprah is one of my talk show loves I would say."

Basically, something about Oprah's show hits him really hard and makes him want to be better. That's incredibly sweet, isn't it?