Real Name/Full Name Ainsley Denzil Harriott
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ainsley Harriott
Birth Place: Paddington, London, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 February 1957
Age/How Old: 67 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Not Known
Mother – Not Known
Siblings: Not Known
School: Not Known
College: Westminster Kingsway College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricon
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N.A.
Wife/Spouse Name: Rowan McGowan (divorced)
Kids/Children Name: N.A.
Profession: Chef, Television Presenter
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

How many of you are interested in foods? Well, I know everyone, but I mean from a cooking point of view. Those who are interested in cooking must have watched some famous cookery shows like ‘Can’t Cook’, ‘Won’t Cook’ and ‘Ready Steady’ by the BBC. The man who presents these shows is none other than the famous chef Ainsley Harriott.

Well, how well do you know about Ainsley Harriott? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ainsley Harriott’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ainsley Harriott to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 28th February 1957, Ainsley was born in the city of Paddington, London in England. His parents were Peppy Strudwick (mother) and Chester Harriott (father). He also has two siblings, namely Jacqueline Harriott (sister) and Chester Harriott (brother). His mother was a singer, musician, and pianist by profession. From a very young age, Ainsley was very interested in cooking.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ainsley Harriott in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ainsley Harriott’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 28 February 1957. Though, he is 5′10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Ainsley went to Wandsworth Comprehensive School for his initial education and schooling. After that, once he decided to become a chef, he went to Westminster Kingsway College and got training for cooking. He passed out with an apprenticeship at the Verrey’s restaurant in West End, London as a chef.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ainsely married Clare Fellows in 1989. Clare was a costume designer by profession, and she is also the younger sister of Graham Fellows. They also have two children together, namely; Maddie Harriott (daughter) and Jimmy Harriott (son). But, after a long time, the couple developed some differences and decided to get separated in 2012. Though, they still have cordial relations amongst each other. Other than cooking, Ainsley is very interested in football and is a die-hard supporter of Arsenal F.C.

Is Ainsley Harriott Gay?

No, that is not at all the case as per any of the sources searched for this article. He was married to Clare Fellows for a long time before they got separated. He also has two children. So, his sexual orientation should be considered Straight only.

Professional Career

Ainsley is a very famous chef known for his unique cooking skills. He started his career with Good Morning with Anne and Nick as a resident Chef. But his skills saw him very quickly rising to the role of lead presenter on big BBC shows like ‘Can’t Cook’, ‘Won’t Cook’ and ‘Ready Set Cook’. His show was ‘The Ainsley Harriott Show’ ran for more than 100 episodes.

He then also went on to get some other shows like ‘Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible, Ainsley’s Meals in Minutes, Ainsley’s Big Cook Out, and Ainsley’s Gourmet Express. He also appeared as a guest on shows like ‘Something for the Weekend’ and ‘Fairy Liquid’. He also participated in the genealogy documentary series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Other than cooking, Ainsley has also appeared in many television serials. HE appeared in the sci-fi comedy series ‘Red Dwarf’. He also ran a band titled ‘Calypso Twins’ with his school friend Paul Boross. They used to perform on TV and radio shows, Comedy shows, Jongleurs, and especially their song ‘World Party’ was a major hit.

He also went on to publish twelve books in total. They are mainly related to cooking and his shows only, and they have been sold over 2 million times worldwide. He was also honored with the ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) in the 2020 honors for his services to culinary arts and broadcasting.
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Ainsley Harriot has won many awards over his life. Not only many of his shows, especially ‘The Ainsley Harriott Show’ ran for record durations but also he got honored as the Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ainsley Harriott in 2024


Ainsley is a very famous chef and has worked on various platforms over his career. He has also earned decent money for his work over the years. As of 2024, his net worth is something around $5 million.

Ainsley Harriott is a household name in the world of cookery. As a chef, he has reached millions of houses through his famous shows, which ran for long durations. Other than a chef, he has also worked as a singer on his band ‘Calypso Twins’ and acted in many TV serials. He was honored with the title of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to culinary services and broadcasting. At last, we would wrap up by congratulating him on his great career and would also wish him all the best for his future endeavors.


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