Cheryl's ex JB is said to be in talks with ITV for his very own TV series
It’s never easy to move on from an ex – particularly when they start dating one of the biggest boy band stars in the world. But Jean-Bernard Fernandez- Versini isn’t laying low, as sources reveal he’s plotting a big return to the spotlight after splitting from Cheryl, 33.
Insiders told Now in August that I’m A Celebrity producers were desperate to sign up JB as one of this year’s campmates. But, after turning the offer down, the restaurateur is now in talks to star in his own food-themed TV show.
A source says: ‘JB’s developing his own TV show. He’s a big foodie and sees himself as the French Jamie Oliver. He’s been speaking with ITV about the series. The concept will see him tour through small villages and markets in the south of France, talking on camera about the local produce, flavours and cooking methods.’
Insiders revealed earlier this year that 36-year-old JB – who opened his pop-up restaurant Cosy Box in Cannes in May – is already living in London and eyeing up locations to launch his trendy new restaurant. And JB’s hoping his upcoming TV series will cement him in the UK as a top food connoisseur.
A source reveals: ‘JB wants people to see the real him, rather than the one who’s been portrayed, and to be able to showcase his knowledge of food. ITV love the idea and everything’s looking very promising. JB believes this show is just the thing to relaunch him and prove that he’s well and truly moved on.’
In the battle of Cheryl and JB, it looks like JB’s fighting back!