This One Thing Nearly Destroyed Robert Irvine's Career

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine is a talented man. Always passionate about food, the chef decided to chase his dreams early on and polish his cooking skills. He accomplished his goals despite the fact that his father wasn't a fan of his decision to be a part of the food industry. "For years — especially in England where I come from — cooking was a subservient job," Irvine explained. "When I told my dad I was going to be a cook, he wouldn't talk to me for two years." Ouch. Irvine persevered nevertheless and got noticed for his raw cooking talent.

While it's undeniable that Irvine has managed to achieve plenty of milestones in his career and is a veteran chef now, things haven't always been easy for him. In fact, a particular revelation seriously jeopardized his career and led to widespread criticism. Irvine even had to step up and apologize for the incident. Hint: His resume was the culprit.

Irvine was called out for lying

In 2008, Irvine found himself embroiled in a massive scandal when it was revealed that the chef had lied about several things on his resume. As reported by The New York Times, Irvine lied about being awarded a British knighthood, his close bond with Prince Charles, and preparing meals for several American presidents. In fact, Irvine confessed that he had made up several scenarios, including the claim that he prepared dishes for both Princes Charles and Princess Diana. He said that he chose to lie "to keep up with the Joneses" and stay relevant.

While Irvine confessed that he was apologetic about his actions, the Food Network decided to replace Irvine as the host of the show "Dinner: Impossible." The channel released a statement that read, "We appreciate Robert's remorse about his actions ... for now we will be looking for a replacement host."