That first meeting with the hospital administrators was embarrassing. "We're not being defensive!" "Well, you've never asked us for anything!" What do you think he was there to do? They came off as rather petulant.
I really do not understand the "ego" comments. Oliver seems like one of the most down to earth television personalities on any continent I have been following him since the "Naked Chef" days. I mean Jesus, from reading this thread, you would think he was akin to Ramsay and Flay.