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Guy Fieri Signs 3-Year Deal With Food Network After Raising Millions For Unemployed Food Workers

Rae Batchelor

Guy Fieri is so beyond the mayor of Flavortown. He's the president! The king! The savior! Not only does he host some of the most beloved and entertaining programs on The Food Network, but he's also done some amazing work off-camera, like raising over $25 million for out-of-work restaurant staffers who were affected by restaurant closures during the pandemic.

Guy is one of the most successful chefs and TV presenters to come out of the Food Network.

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You probably know him from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, or Guy's Grocery Games, or one of the tons of other television appearances he's made in his illustrious career.

If you're a fan, you're in luck — Guy just signed on to continue working with the Food Network through 2024!

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This news comes after Guy's incredible charity work over the past year.

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Guy raised over $25 million for food workers left unemployed by COVID-19 closures by drafting "personal emails to power brokers like Jeff Bezos" to ask for donations to an emergency relief fund.

"Nothing can replace what this kind of recognition, appearing on TV, can do for these people and their businesses, and for their lives," Guy said of why he's so eager to get back to work.

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"I need to keep doing this because it just needs to be done," Guy said.

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Guy explained that according to his approximations, most restaurants that closed during the pandemic had a "10-day runway before the money dried up," which was why it was so important to him to get those donation.

"I'm not into shaming people and telling who didn't donate, that's not my style," Guy said.

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"Jeff, by the way, didn't help us," Guy added.

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Guy definitely earned his place as king of the Food Network after that! It only makes sense that Guy has signed a new contract extending his place on the channel for another three years where he will "anchor at least four primetime shows," with "three others in development."

The more Guy, the merrier!

h/t: The Hollywood Reporter

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