Jamie Oliver has said he would consider opening new restaurants, following the collapse of his restaurant empire earlier this year, but only after the high street has sorted itself out.

All 22 Jamie’s Italian restaurants, as well as Barbecoa and Fifteen, closed earlier this year, after the UK business went into administration after failing to secure additional investment. The international arm of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, as well as Fifteen Cornwall, which operates under a franchise, were not affected.

Speaking on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show, which airs tonight, Oliver said: “It was 13 years of hard work and Fifteen was my baby, but I ran out of money, ran out of everything and it was really tough, but you have to crack on and try to get yourself together.”

As reported by the Metro, when asking about opening more restaurants, he said: “‘Absolutely I’ll think about it, but not until after Brexit and after the high street has sorted itself out. If you run a business in this country, there has been no good news for anybody for five years. It’s been tough and there is a lot of mess to sort out.”

Earlier this month, MCA reported that Jamie Oliver’s international restaurant business was to launch a new all-day dining concept, Jamie Oliver Kitchen, in Bali and Bangkok, which would be operated by franchise partner HPL. Both locations – in Bali Kuta Beach and Bangkok Siam Discovery – are being converted from Jamie’s Italian formats.