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Olly Smith wept after landing 'Iron Chef'

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Olly Smith wept after landing 'Iron Chef'

Rex Features

Wine expert Olly Smith has admitted that he cried after landing the job presenting the UK version of
Iron Chef.

Smith confessed to begging for a screen test for the show, revealing that he was a huge fan of the American and Japanese versions of the cult cookery series.

"When they finally got back back to me - which was after about a week of waiting - I'm not afraid to admit that I may have shed a man tear," he said.

Smith's TV credits include Saturday Kitchen and Richard & Judy's Wine Club. Before moving into presenting and journalism, he worked as a writer on animated TV shows and films such as Pingu, Wallace & Gromit and Charlie & Lola.

The UK version of Iron Chef will air on Channel 4 later this year.

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