Marco Pierre White has hit out at "delusional" Jamie Oliver for claiming Brexit was the reason his restaurant empire collapsed.
Chef Pierre White accused Oliver of using the "lamest excuse in the world" after he blamed Brexit for knocking customers’ confidence and causing dining habits to change.
Around 1 000 jobs were lost when 22 of Oliver’s restaurants were shut down overnight in May.
Pierre White, who was the first British chef to win three Michelin stars, said: "I have read Jamie is blaming his business failure on Brexit but I really don’t understand that at all. Wouldn’t that mean then all restaurants have gone bust, too?