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Saturday 19th January 2019

Jamie Oliver makes big family announcement

This could be music to Jools' ears!

Jamie Oliver is one of the country's most famous and successful celebrity chefs.

So fans were somewhat shocked when the father-of-five revealed on Friday that he's thinking about jacking it all in.

At the age of 42, the star admitted he's already thinking about retirement, as he wants to spend more time with his family.

Jamie with wife Jools and youngest son River (Credit: Instagram @JamieOliver)

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Speaking to The Sun, Jamie explained: "I have not told anyone this in the public domain.

"I am 42 now, I have got five kids and I am sort of actually looking at my days.

I am 42 now, I have got five kids and I am sort of actually looking at my days. I try to be a good dad. I could retire.

“I try to be a good dad. I could retire. So I am kind of going, ‘Well, why do I not take my boy to school every day?’"

What a photogenic family! (Credit: Instagram @JamieOliver)

Jamie and his wife Jools are parents to daughters Poppy, 15, Daisy, 14, and Petal, eight, and sons Buddy, seven, and River, one.

He shot to fame back in 1999 with his TV show The Naked Chef, which spawned a wildly successful career which has included numerous programmes, cookbooks, and putting his name to multiple restaurant franchises.

His net worth has been put at more than £200 million.

Jools has said she'd like Jamie at home more (Credit: Instagram @JamieOliver)

If Jamie did choose to retire, it would no doubt be music to wife Jools' ears.

She said in a 2014 interview with Red magazine that she'd like the chef to cut down on some of his work commitments.

"I’d like Jamie to work less, but I’m used to it," she said.

Jamie and Jools have been married 17 years (Credit: FameFlynet)

Jamie added in the same interview that he'd already cut down on travelling over the years.

"Actually, I’m away a lot less now, only two months of the year, and certainly a lot less than I should be if I was really working hard," he said.

The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary this year.

Aww! (Credit: Instagram @JamieOliver)

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In a sweet post to Instagram to mark the special occasion, romantic Jamie shared a throwbac picture from their wedding day.

He added the caption: "Happy 1 th wedding anniversary to my darling wife @joolsoliver thank you for everything you are the best !!! love you babe Jx5x go look in the bread bin there a present for you (sic)."

Aww!