Jamie Oliver uses an iPad to 'hypnotise' his 'feral' son into eating vegetables

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Photo: Jamie Oliver/Instagram 

Even Jamie Oliver has to use the iPad to get his littlest child to eat his vegetables, despite "hating screens".

The celebrity chef told Jessie Ware on her podcast Table Manners that he and his and wife Jools use the device to "hypnotise" River Rocket, three, into eating the "good stuff".

"I hate screens, however River is such a feral child," the 44-year-old said. "Sometimes, we have to have a screen."

But the couple "hate" doing it.

"I am pretty much zero-tolerance with screens at the table as it really p*sses me off," he said, adding that he knows using a device at the table is "controversial."


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Jamie, who is father to Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, Petal, 10, Buddy, nine and River, with wife Jools continued: "If he's not eating, if you put a screen in front of him it hypnotises him and you can put anything in his mouth.

"He likes carbs, all the other kids have been better with veggies and salads and trying different things," Oliver said.  "If you want to get the good stuff with him, almost the same as blending stuff into a smoothie, me and Jools will put it on and it does work."


River is set to star on "Jamie's Easy Christmas Countdown" in the UK. 


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Oliver also shared that he and his wife haven't ruled out adding a sixth child to their brood.

"I have tried to say 'no more' but it didn't go down very well," he said. "Jools is an incredible mum. But she's 45. I think she knows she's got the last window of opportunity, as it were."

The couple will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary next year.