Robert Irvine Speaks Out About Credentials Scandal

Food Network Chef Regrets Lying About His Past

"I made a couple of mistakes, and I'll stand by and take the beatings," chef Robert Irvine, the former host of the Food Network's hit series Dinner: Impossible, tells Us Weekly exclusively in its latest issue, on newsstands now.

In February, news broke that Irvine misrepresented certain aspects of his background, including working with the British royal family and being knighted.

"I'm trying to move forward," he says.

Though he lost his show and canceled plans to open two restaurants in Florida, the married star still has his fans.

"I've had thousands of e-mails supporting me, and I am truly grateful," he tells Us.

Next up? "Maybe another TV show. I have a couple of things in development," he dishes, including doing more charity work with the military (he once schooled U.S. Navy chefs).

"I'm human and I do make mistakes," he says. "It's liberating having this behind me."


That show won't be the same without him. :(