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UK celebrity chef Delia Smith hangs up her TV apron

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Delia Smith, who was inspired by the awfulness of British food, has decided to quit television, saying entertainment had overtaken education in modern cookery shows. Smith, 71, the UK's best-selling cookery author with more than 21 million copies sold, told fans at a trade show that she was leaving TV after about 40 years to focus on a new venture, the Delia Online Cookery School.

Britain's beloved Delia gives up cookery shows

For 40 years, Delia Smith has patiently tried to teach Britons to cook, reaching out from the television in the evening to calm chaotic kitchens across the land. But now she has decided enough is enough. Smith, who began her screen career in the 1970s and has sold millions of cookbooks, says she will continue demonstrating her easy and reliable recipes in online tutorials, but her television days after over.
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