Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said "it's all very well" for people to complain about immigration but that immigrant workers have been good for his business.
He told Good Housekeeping magazine: "I think our European immigrant friends are much stronger, much tougher.
"If we didn't have any, all of my restaurants would close tomorrow. There wouldn't be any Brits to replace them.
"It's all very well when people are slagging off immigration and I'm sure there are problems. Older people always complain about youth and I think it's a good thing because it is always changing. The young will be better at different things. But long hours in hot kitchens is not one of them!"
More top news
More than 15 people are dead and 20 remain missing after Hurricane Maria's direct hit on Dominica, the prime minister has said.
The long-time host of one of TV's toughest quizzes found love on the show, produced several TV hits and helped lead a historical campaign.
Donald Trump has announced a new order to help the US target people, and organisations financing and facilitating trade with North Korea.