ITV 'Strictly Kosher' reality show star fined

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 24, 2012

ITV’s Strictly Kosher star Joel Lever has been fined nearly £6,000 for fire safety breaches at his Manchester shop.

Mr Lever became famous for his over-the-top antics selling ball gowns to Jewish mothers on the documentary which was screened last year.

But last Thursday he pleaded guilty to eight charges relating to poor fire-safety provisions at his Mon Ami Boutique in Prestwich.

The breaches included blocked fire escapes, a faulty fire alarm and not appointing a person responsible for fire safety, all prior to the ITV programme filmed extensively at Mon Ami.

Mr Lever was fined £5,778 at Bury Magistrates Court. He said: “I was ignorant. Now I know all about fire safety and have employed a company to improve all our health and safety measures.”

Last updated: 2:34pm, May 24 2012