After eight seasons of unforgettable cooking challenges, it was to be expected that the host Dinner: Impossible would pull something like this out of its chef’s hat. Just before last season began, Irvine told reporters from Niagara Frontier Publications that the production would be “cinematic,” and his exaggerated Elvis impression did not disappoint.
The audience at home enjoyed seeing Irvine’s comical side, especially amid a tense six hour challenge. A Twitter user told Irvine, “Your appearance as ‘The King’ was the real story in the latest episode of @Dinner_Imposs,” and we’d have to agree. Irvine seemed to be enjoying herself too. He replied and said, “Tough challenge, but Elvis was my idol growing up. I was also allowed to cook for a DI at Graceland years ago. OMG.”
Yep, you read that right – Irvine is no stranger to the world of Elvis and rock and roll, which explains why he got into the role that way. Back in the second season of Dinner: Impossible, the Elvis impersonator chef was hired by none other than Priscilla Presley to feed 100 fans who had traveled to Memphis for an Elvis convention (via Cooking Channel TV). While Irvine may have traded the banana pudding for caviar this time around, we’re pretty confident the chef has still achieved some of his childhood dreams.