Nigella Lawson "has to work" for financial reasons.
The 58-year-old chef admitted she had to "start life again" after splitting from Charles Saatchi in 2013 after 10 years of marriage and she still needs to front TV shows in order to pay her bills.
Speaking to Noble Rot magazine, she admitted: "I had to start my life again at 53, get a mortgage at an age when you're supposed to be paying it all off.
"I do have to work. But I only do a TV programme every other year. It's not like I'm there all the time."
And it seems Nigella will be looking for a new job now as she's been dropped as the face of Typhoo because the tea brand are looking to capture the attention of younger customers.
After seeing sales slump 26%, the company are planning a redesign with a major TV and social media campaign.
According to trade publication The Grocer, the company are planning to roll out "radical, eye catching" new packaging featuring cups and teapots next to mugs and electric kettles that will be a "reassuringly nostalgic update on designs of the past".
Marketing manager Pauline Gorska said the change marks a "really exciting new chapter" for Typhoo.
The news comes after Nigella recently admitted she gets up every two hours for a cup of tea.
She said: "What I like a lot about getting older is you don't feel embarrassed about going to bed early. I'm like, "When can I lie down next?" That's all I think about really.
"I would very happily go to bed at 7.30pm. I'm not sleeping. I don't do much but I need to be lying down. I think that in a way is a wonderful state to be in.
"I need time to wind down and that takes its own time. I make myself cups of tea as well. I sleep in only two-hour bursts and not many of them."