Chris Packham has blasted Jamie Oliver’s Shell tie-up as we reveal a host of other stars with links to the oil giant.

Despite campaigning on green issues, chef Jamie has agreed a £5million deal to revamp food at Shell service stations.

Springwatch presenter Chris, 57, said: “You can’t get on a soap box and then take the first cheque that’s offered.

“If you are a public figure, do you want to be associated with an industry which is still reliant on a carbon economy?”

He had “turned down large sums of money” as being true to his beliefs was more important than a “big cheque”, he said.

Pixie Lott, The Voice’s Jennifer Hudson, Countdown’s Rachel Riley, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, JLS star JB Gill and The Last Leg’s Alex Brooker have plugged Shell’s renewable energy projects.

Critics say Shell spends very little on green initiatives.

Bill Posters, the Brandalism activist, said: “These celebrities are complicit in normalising fossil fuel corporation activities.”

Shell said: “We agree the world needs to move to a lower-carbon future and we are working hard to reshape our company and provide the mix of products that our customers need.”

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