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TV personality, Dermot O’Leary, backs Seafood Week campaign

Celebrated British television star and X-Factor presenter, Dermot O’Leary speaks out on the nation’s seafood consumption habits, following a report released earlier this week, which showed that two thirds of us aren’t eating enough fish. 

On showing his support for the campaign, Dermot said: 

  • “I love all seafood. There’s so many different ways to cook with it and the huge variety means lots of amazing flavours and food experiences. Seafood Week is a wonderful celebration of both the food and the people who bring it to our plates and I am looking forward to another excuse to enjoy some great fish this week.”

The study undertaken by Seafish revealed that two thirds of the population aren’t eating the recommended government health guideline of two portions of fish a week as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This is despite the fact that 55% of people would like to eat more fish.

Industry authority, Seafish, is spearheading Seafood Week, which runs from 5 to 12 October, to raise awareness of the ‘fish twice a week’ guideline and encourage consumers across the UK to eat more seafood.

Top chefs from around the UK are also showing support for the campaign with delicious seafood recipes to try at home, including: 

  • Calum Richardson from The Bay Fish & Chips, the UK’s highest ranking Lonely Planet Ultimate EatList entry
  • Aurélien Mourez, Head Chef at Glasgow’s Ox and Finch
  • CJ Jackson, CEO of Billingsgate Seafood School
  • Paul Askew, Head Chef at The Art School in Liverpool
  • MasterChef semi-finalist Leo Kattou of top Birmingham restaurant, Simpsons
  • Freddy Bird at Bristol Lido 
  • Andy Waugh from London’s Mac and Wild