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Entertainment Bobby Flay and his new love celebrate his new Food Network contract

00:21  25 november  2021
00:21  25 november  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Bobby Flay celebrated a three-year extension to his FoodNetwork contract by buying beer with his new girlfriend Christina Perez in the Hamptons. While the couple exited a local supermarket separately, they both spent time together stocking up on items, like milk, flowers and alcohol , inside. While terms of the final arrangement were not disclosed, Flay at one point demanded a '0million contract ' to rival fellow cuisinier Guy Fieri's million deal penned in May. 'We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay 's long-standing relationship with Food Network . He captivates our audience with his incredible

Bobby Flay and the Food Network appear to be breaking up over money after 27 years, according to a new report. The celebrity chef’s three-year contract is set to expire at the end of this year, and per People magazine, the split comes down to Flay , 56, and the cable TV network 's numbers not being close. " Bobby wanted a contract in the ballpark of 0 million," the source said. "The two sides were just way too far apart. It became clear the two could not and would not be able to come to terms and so the network decided to move forward without him. Regardless, it was really much more

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Bobby Flay celebrated a three-year extension to his Food Network contract by buying beer with his new girlfriend Christina Perez in the Hamptons.

While the couple exited a local supermarket separately, they both spent time together stocking up on items, like milk, flowers and alcohol, inside.

As the two picked up a few essentials ahead of Thanksgiving, the 56-year-old celebrity chef wore a light grey sweatshirt and navy slacks.

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He paired his look with a charcoal grey cap, glasses, white Nike sneakers and a face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.

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In a new interview with Variety, Flay confirmed the initial dispute, but maintained that Food Network was ultimately the ideal home for his future programming ideas. “I have an amazing family at Food Network and a great foundation. And I have a sizable library of food television here,” he said. “It’s always been my determination to always evolve. It’s part of why I’ve been able to stay relevant in this genre. I’m going to be pitching a lot of things that we haven’t seen when it comes to this kind of programming. I’m ready to turn the page and create a new chapter of what [foodie TV] is going to look

With his new deal worked out, Flay — who revealed his new “mystery girlfriend” last week — boasted to his fans on Monday: “Stay tuned for some incredibly exciting new shows as I promise to take food and cooking to places we’ve never imagined before.” Bobby Flay will be staying with the Food Reps for Discovery, Food Network and Flay did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for details about the new three-year deal. Although the confidential financials of Flay ’s finished deal remain in the oven, Courtney White — president of Food Network and streaming food content for Discovery Inc

Flay's new love looked effortlessly chic in a light brown jacket, matching beanie and figure-hugging black leggings.

While her man pushed a cart full of at least four bags of groceries, Perez had her hands full with some fresh blooms and miscellaneous items.

The identity of Flay's mystery girlfriend was revealed to be the Perez, who works as a freelance editor in New York City, very recently.

They were first spotted together at the Breeders' Cup World Championship  earlier this month, prompting fevered speculation into his love life.

The chef and his ex-wife Stephanie March finalized divorce after ten years of marriage in July 2015, following a bitter fight over finances and cheating accusations.

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Like Bobby, she has also been previously married.

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“ Bobby generously invites viewers into his culinary world, sharing his #WeCook philosophy and inspiring everyone in the kitchen. Continuing this creative relationship with such an extraordinary talent is the perfect way to usher in the holidays.” Multiple media outlets reported last month that Flay planned to leave the network at the end of this year because they couldn’t come to terms that were satisfactory for both sides. Flay became the first TV chef honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015. Over the years, he has hosted or appeared on the shows Grillin’ and Chillin,’ Beat

Bobby Flay and Food Network have agreed to stick together. The celebrity chef, who was momentarily on track to depart the channel after 27 years, has signed a multi-year exclusive deal that will keep him put through 2024. His new contract , which goes into effect at year’s end, comes as the land-grab of pricey overall deals has moved from traditional power centers of TV (i.e. scripted showrunners) to unscripted talent. “I’m thrilled to extend my relationship with Food Network and Discovery. Although these talks to renew took a little longer than expected, the important thing is that

Bobby's last serious relationship was with Helene Yorke that ended in 2019. He was previously married to first wife Debra Ponzek and second wife Kate Connelly.

Last month, it was revealed that the chef wanted a staggering $100M to stay with the Food Network after ending his 27-year partnership with the cable giant.

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And just days ago, the restaurateur finally reached a new agreement after six weeks of negotiations, which, at one point were 'stalled because the sides were too far apart on financial terms,' according to Variety.

While terms of the final arrangement were not disclosed, Flay at one point demanded a '$100million contract' to rival fellow cuisinier Guy Fieri's $80million deal penned in May.

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Bobby Flay ’s new deal with Food Network includes an exclusive pact. With it in place, Flay will be exclusive to Discovery’s family of TV channels all the way through the middle of the decade. This includes Bobby Flay ’s 30th on-air anniversary with the network . The new deal also includes an Last month, negotiations on Bobby Flay ’s new deal with the network ended abruptly. Sources close to news outlets indicated finances as the main cause. However, a rumor circulated that Flay wanted to receive more money than his colleague Guy Fieri. Back in May, Fieri inked an incredible three-year

Bobby Flay and Food Network were rumored to be parting ways after the chef's three-year contract expires at end of 2021. Bobby Flay and His Cat Nacho Create a Cat Food Brand with Your Feline In Mind: 'We're Thrilled'. People. 1:56. Bobby Flay Is Leaving Food Network After Nearly 3 Decades. Like.

'We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay's long-standing relationship with Food Network. He captivates our audience with his incredible culinary skill, fierce competitive spirit and his trademark ability to share a deep passion for food,'  Courtney White, president of Food Network and food streaming content for Discovery told the publication.

'Bobby generously invites viewers into his culinary world, sharing his #WeCook philosophy and inspiring everyone in the kitchen. Continuing this creative relationship with such an extraordinary talent is the perfect way to usher in the holidays.'

The 'exclusive pact' between Flay, the Discovery family and his Rock Shrimp Productions will keep the chef on TV and up to his 30th anniversary with the company.

Flay acknowledged that there were 'tense moments and a long pause' leading up to his decision to stay with the network.

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'It's always been my determination to always evolve. It's part of why I've been able to stay relevant in this genre,' Flay said.

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'I'm going to be pitching a lot of things that we haven't seen when it comes to this kind of programing. I'm ready to turn the page and create a new chapter of what (foodie TV) is going to look like.'

Sources told PEOPLE magazine in October that Bobby wanted out from the network and it was 'strictly business' as he 'was seeking a deal that would be above Guy Fieri's recent $80 million contract.'

'Bobby wanted a contract in the ballpark of $100 million,' the source said, while an insider close to the network revealed each contract is 'not apples to apples.'

'Guy has a three-year deal,' they added. 'The terms of what Bobby was looking for were gravely different than just cash. The terms were longer, the scope of work was different and thus the dollars were different. It's not just $80 million to $100 million.'

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Despite Flay's WME representatives refusing to comment due to 'active negotiations,' a source close to Food Network told the outlet that a 'decision has been made to move on as the sides were far apart on financial terms.'

Variety stated at the time that the response given by Flay and his WME reps may be 'an indication that Flay's team sees some hardball negotiating tactics afoot.'

Prior to the reported decision, Food Network and Bobby had 'been in negotiations on a new contract for some time,' with a source claiming that it was the Discovery-owned who 'ended the negotiations.'

Bobby Flay and Food Network Agree to New Deal

  Bobby Flay and Food Network Agree to New Deal Bobby Flay and Food Network have agreed to stick together. The celebrity chef, who was momentarily on track to depart the channel after 27 years, has signed a multi-year exclusive deal that will keep him put through 2024. “We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay’s long standing relationship with Food Network,” said Food Network president Courtney White […]“We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay’s long standing relationship with Food Network,” said Food Network president Courtney White in a statement. “He captivates our audience with his incredible culinary skill, fierce competitive spirit and his trademark ability to share a deep passion for food.

Bobby most recently signed a three-year pact with Food Network back in 2018, a contract that is set to expire at the end of this year.

Flay has hosted an impressive 16 shows and specials over the duration of his 27 year relationship with Food Network.

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After garnering acclaim for his New York City flagship restaurant Mesa Grill, Flay was welcomed onto Food Network during its first-ever year on the air in 1994.

Since then, Bobby has appeared in countless programs for the cable channel, with his first being the outdoor barbecuing series Grillin' And Chillin' in 1996.

Flay took viewers into his home in 2006 with his series Brunch At Bobby's, which aired from 2010 until 2017.

He's also fronted the cooking competition series Beat Bobby Flay, which gives chefs the opportunity to face off with the culinary master. It premiered in 2013 and is currently in its 28th season.

Along with from lending his charisma and presence to the networks many programs, Flay has also famously been a contender in the channel's most cut-throat competition shows, such as Chopped and Iron Chef America.

He's also appeared on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and The Next Food Network Star as a judge-mentor.

Flay's most recent endeavor with Food Network, titled The Flay List, saw him explore the best of the best that New York has to offer with his 25-year-old daughter Sophie by his side.

The series launched in 2019 and lasted just one season.

Flay's alignment with Food Network undoubtedly paved the way for him to expand his restaurant empire, as well as to author 15 cookbooks and snag brand deals with the likes of Williams Sonoma.

Bobby made history in 2015 by becoming the first TV chef to earn a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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