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Who is Ainsley Harriott?

Ainsley Denzil Dubriel Harriott MBE aka Chef Ainsley Harriott is an English chef and television presenter. He is known for his BBC cooking game shows Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook.

Harriott is a best-selling author, publishing twelve books as well as numerous others in conjunction with his television shows. Including foreign-language translations, he has sold over 2 million books worldwide.

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Ainsley Harriott Biography, Wikipedia

Harriott was born 28 February 1957 in Paddington, London, to Peppy (née Strudwick) and pianist and singer, Chester Leroy Harriott (1933–2013). He has Jamaican heritage. Harriott attended Wandsworth Comprehensive School then trained at Westminster Kingsway College (formerly Westminster Technical College), and obtained an apprenticeship at Verrey’s restaurant in London’s West End, later working as a commis chef.

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Harriott became the resident chef on Good Morning with Anne and Nick and later the main presenter of Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook, both shows involving members of the public. He has presented more straightforward how-to-cook programmes such as Ainsley’s Barbecue BibleAinsley’s Meals in MinutesAinsley’s Big Cook Out and Ainsley’s Gourmet Express.

Ainsley Harriott Wiki, Bio, Age, Profession, Net worth, Wife & More

Real NameAinsley Denzil Dubriel Harriott
NicknameAinsley Harriott
ProfessionChef and Television Presenter
Marital StatusDivorced
Wife’s NameClare Fellows (m. 1989; separated 2012)
Children’s NameUnknown
Physical Status 
Age65 Years Old
Height (Approx.)Unknown
Weight (Approx.)Unknown
Eye ColourUnknown
Hair ColourUnknown
Personal Information 
Date of Birth28 February 1957
BirthplacePaddington, London, England
School NameUnknown
College NameWestminster Kingsway College
Family Background 
Father’s NameChester Harriott 
Mother’s NamePeppy Strudwick
Siblings NameUnknown
Source of IncomeChef and Television Presenter
Net Worth$4 Million

Ainsley Harriott Career

Ainsley Harriott’s talents lie in comedy and singing as well as cooking. He formed the Calypso Twins with school friend Paul Boross, releasing a hit record in the early 1990s, “World Party”. The Calypso Twins were regular performers at the Comedy Store and Jongleurs; they also performed in America and on TV and radio shows. Harriott became head chef at the Long Room of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

In 2000, Harriott made his debut on US television with The Ainsley Harriott Show, syndicated by Buena Vista Television, which ran for more than 100 episodes. In September 2008, Harriott took part in the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?. Harriott appeared in the final My Family Christmas special in 2010 “Mary Christmas”. On 11 August 2015, he was announced as the second contestant of the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. On 5 September 2015 it was revealed Harriott was paired with professional dancer Natalie Lowe for the thirteenth series.

Ainsley Harriott was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting and the culinary arts.

Ainsley Harriott Personal Life

Ainsley Harriott married former costume designer Clare Fellows, the youngest sister of comedian actor Graham Fellows. They have two children. In November 2012, the couple were reported to have separated and they remain on good terms. Harriott is a supporter of Arsenal F.C.

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Who is Ainsley Harriott?

Ainsley Harriott is an English chef and television presenter.

What is Ainsley Harriott’s BBC cooking show name?

BBC cooking game shows Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook.

When did Ainsley Harriott become MBE?

In the year 2020.

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