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Ina Garten Says She Never Wanted Her Own Cooking Show: 'For Years I Said No'

Best Life Logo By Lia Beck of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: Barefoot Contessa has been airing on Food Network for nearly 20 years. But, back in 2002, star Ina Garten was very against the idea of appearing on TV. As reported by Insider, while speaking at a recent event, Garten said she never wanted a cooking show and tried repeatedly to get Food Network to leave her alone about the idea. Obviously, she gave in eventually, and Barefoot Contessa is now the longest-running daytime show on the channel. Read on to see why Garten initially declined the offer and how she feels about TV stardom now.RELATED: The 30 Most Successful Reality TV Personalities of the Last 30 Years.Read the original article on Best Life.

Ina Garten Says She Never Wanted Her Own Cooking Show: 'For Years I Said No'

Barefoot Contessa has been airing on Food Network for nearly 20 years. But, back in 2002, star Ina Garten was very against the idea of appearing on TV. As reported by Insider, while speaking at a recent event, Garten said she never wanted a cooking show and tried repeatedly to get Food Network to leave her alone about the idea. Obviously, she gave in eventually, and Barefoot Contessa is now the longest-running daytime show on the channel. Read on to see why Garten initially declined the offer and how she feels about TV stardom now.

RELATED: The 30 Most Successful Reality TV Personalities of the Last 30 Years.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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