Ainsley Harriott

English chef, television presenter, and entertainer

Ainsley Harriott (born 28 February 1957) is a British celebrity chef, television presenter and entertainer. He is known for his BBC cooking shows Ready Steady Cook (1994–2010) and Can't Cook, Won't Cook (1995–2000). In 2013, he was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Harriott in 2007

Harriott was born in Paddington, London. His father was the Jamaican-born pianist Chester Harriott (1933–2013). He is separated from his wife Clare Fellows. The couple have two children.[1]


  1. "Ainsley Harriott Separates From Wife Clare Fellows After 23 Years". The Huffington Post. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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