Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is parting ways with Food Network after 27 years and his sudden exit has everyone wondering what happened.
The news regarding Bobby leaving the network comes as a shock to viewers, who have seen him grace Food Network’s programs since 1994.
While Bobby and Food Network have refused to comment on the situation, sources close to Variety have revealed the reason behind the exit.
Why is Bobby Flay leaving Food Network?
According to Variety, Food Network ended negotiations over a new contract for Bobby due to “financial disagreements.”
The outlet further reports that Bobby’s team said they don’t comment on active negotiations, while the network hasn’t spoken about it either.
Bobby’s contract with the network ends in 2021.
Meanwhile, Bobby’s fans and viewers of his shows are eager to know what’s next for the star chef, who redefined the food channel.
Viewers react to star Chef’s exit from the channel
Fans of Bobby took to Twitter soon after they learned about his exit. Many aren’t able to come to terms with the fact that they won’t be seeing him on Food Network anymore.
One shocked viewer tweeted, “Bobby Flay and food network parting ways? This feels like when Paul and Barnabas broke up.”
Another added, “Don’t leave Bobby! I was just watching Beat Bobby Flay when I saw this! I am too sad”
“I still can’t believe this news. This is; Flay helped build the network into what is today!,” tweeted another fan.
Bobby Flay’s net worth explored
Besides being popular as a television personality, Bobby is also the owner of several restaurants.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth $60 million.
Even though he is one of the biggest faces in the cooking show business, prior to his television appearance, his first jobs were at pizza parlors and Baskin-Robbins.
Meanwhile, the famous chef has also appeared in television shows and films such as Eddie’s Million Dollar Cookoff, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost among others.
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