Mario Batali won’t be replaced on ‘The Chew’ after allegations
There will be one less cook in the “Chew” kitchen next season.
Mario Batali, who was fired from the ABC daytime talk show in December, won’t be replaced, cohost Carla Hall told Us Weekly.
The famous chef co-hosted the show from 2011 to 2017 before being ousted amid multiple allegations of sexual assault.
Several women and one man accused Batali of unwanted sexual advances, including groping.
His apology in his newsletter included a recipe for Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls , but ABC as well as Walmart and Target all dropped him. He also stepped away from his restaurant empire.
At the time, his “Chew” co-hosts, Hall, Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon, issued a prepared statement about the allegations.
“We want you to know we take these matters very seriously and are committed to a safe work environment,” they said.
“Our commitment to our viewers remains the same — to deliver the entertaining show that you’ve come to expect.”