Southern Star Productions have responded to yesterday’s interview with former host of Ready Steady Cook, Peter Everett.
Chief Executive Officer Rory Callaghan says he made the call to sack Everett from the show.
“I fired him. I took the decision to move Peter on,” he says.
“I took the decision to move on in consultation with the network. I think we’d reached a point where we all needed to move on.”
Yesterday Everett told TV Tonight he was disappointed he was no longer fronting the show, and was told in a phone call just before he was heading overseas.
Callaghan says, “It was me who called him and said ‘Don’t bother coming back from Bali.’
“It was a hard production with him so it was time to move on.”
He would not elaborate further.
Ready Steady Cook is now hosted by Colin Lane, the show’s third host since 2005 but many viewers have expressed their support for Everett saying his personality defined the show.