A well known chef, presenter as well as an entertainer Ainsley Harriott is widely known for making his appearance in the BBC cooking shows like Ready Steady Cook, and Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook. Ainsley became a resident chef on the Good Morning with Anne and Nick and later, he became the main presenter of Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook as well as Ready Steady Cook. Both of the shows involved members of public.
It was in 2000 when he made his debut on the US TV with the Ainsley Harriott Show syndicated by Buena Vista Television that ran for over 100 episodes. He also joined a morning show GMTV in February of 2010 along with Lorraine featuring the cookery recipes. His other TV credits include Hale & Pace, Davro, Red Dwarf, Gourmet Express, The Mark Steel Lectures, Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible, Ainsley’s Big Cook Out, and more.
A multi talented Ainsley Harriott came into this world on 28th February of the year 1957 which has now made him at the age of 58. As he was born in the month of February, his star sign is Pisces. He is the native of Paddington, London, England. He is the son of a pianist Chester Harriott who was the cousin of free jazz alto saxophonist Joe Harriott. He went to get trained at the Westminster Kingsway College formerly Westminster Technical College. He then obtained an apprenticeship at the Verrey’s Restaurant in West End.
Later, he worked as commis chef. Most recently, it was announced on 11th August of the year 2015 that Harriott will be one of the participants in the upcoming series of the show called Strictly Come Dancing. Later, it was again announced on 5th September that he would be partnered with a professional dancer Natalie Lowe.
Prior to that, Ainsley’s talent also lay in the comedy, singing as well as cooking. He has also formed Calypso Twins with the school friend Paul Boross releasing a hit record in early 1990s called World Party. After that, The Calypso Twins went on to be regular performers at Comedy Store as well as Jongeleurs. They also performed in the America as well as on TV and radio shows.
Later, he became the head chef at the Lord’s Cricket Ground’s Long Room. In addition to that, Harriott is also a best-selling author. He has published twelve books as well as numbers of other books in conjunction with the TV shows which also includes foreign language translations. He has sold more than 2 million books worldwide.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Ainsley has already married as well as separated too. He was preciously married to his then wife Clare Fellows who is a former costume designer and the younger sister of the comedian actor Graham Fellows.
There is no any information found about when the couple tied their knot with each other but they also have two children together. It was reported in November of the year 2012 that Harriott and Fellows have already separated and they remain on the good terms. More details his professional and personal life can also be accessed from various websites and he can also be connected through Twitter and Instagram.