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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. According to the outlet, the deal Flay was seeking would have eclipsed "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" host Guy Fieri’s $80 million deal that he reportedly signed in May.
A source close to Flay told the publication that the personality just wants what he believes he’s worth.
"Bobby wanted a contract in the ballpark of $100 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 amicable than you'd think. It was strictly business."
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