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Jimmy Harriott

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Full NameJimmy Harriott
First NameJimmy
Last NameHarriott
ProfessionCelebrity Kid
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Father NameClare Fellows
Father Professionchef, television presenter, and entertainer
Mother NameAinsley Harriott
Mother Professioncostume designer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SibilingsMaddie Harriot
Date of Birth1992

Jimmy Harriott is a celebrity kid who is best known as the son of the Ready Steady Cook star, Ainsley Harriott

His Parents

His parents Ainsley Harriott and Claire Fellows first met at a clothes shop

The moment his father saw his mother, he fell for her. 

The couple soon started dating and exchanged wedding vows in 1989

Ainsley and Clare were living a blissful married life until the news of Ainsley having an extramarital affair surfaced the media. 

However, the name of his mistress was not disclosed. 

In 2012, the husband and wife came up with the news that their marriage was over

Their representative said that they had started living separately

Although they are not together anymore, they are friendly and on good terms. 

Jimmy Harriott’s family
Jimmy Harriott’s family. (Source:

What Ended Their Marriage? Was It Because Ainsley Was Gay?

There were rumors that Ainsley was gay in real life, and it was the reason for their separation

He was surprised that his fans believed he was gay. 

To justify his sexuality, he had to post a tweet that said, 

“People are often surprised that I’m not gay. They think I’m camp as I’m happy, but I was married and had kids. I love women.”

It is not clear what the exact reason of their separation was, as some belief it to be the gay story while some believe it was the past affair. 

Ainsley Harriott with his ex-wife
Ainsley Harriott with his ex-wife. (Source:

His Siblings

He has only one sibling named Maddie Harriott. Maddie is his younger sister, who was born in 1995

Unlike her brother, she has made a public appearance. 

On March 10, 2020, she was spotted with her father at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. 

They were there to attend the TRIC Awards 2020

Jimmy Harriott’s father, Ainsley Harriott and siser, Maddie.
Jimmy Harriott’s father, Ainsley Harriott and siser, Maddie. (Source: Irish Mirror)

Ainsley wore a grey colored suit while his daughter wore a blue colored dress. 

The two of them looked extremely happy as they posed for the picture. 

Net Worth

Ainsley has an estimated net worth of $4 million, which he has accumulated through his career as a chef and T.V. personality

While he was still married, he lived with his family in a house worth $1.40 million

How Did Ainsley Make Money?

He owns a food company called Ainsley Harriott Food Company

The company sells a variety of edible products, such as cup soups. 

Most of the products of his brand are sold through his website "".  

Income generated through the sale of his cookbooks, too, adds to his net worth. 

His cookbooks sell for around $17 online

In 2017, he judged a curry competition for which he was paid $13000 from the event organizers. 

In 2019 he hosted his cooking show called Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen

He was the Resident chef in the T.V. series Good Morning with Anne and Nick for a period of four years from 1992 to 1996. 

From 1994 to 2010, he was a presenter as well as a chef in the T.V. series Ready Steady Cook

Below is the list of T.V. shows he has appeared in:

NameIMDb Rating
Ready Steady Cook5.9
Ainsley’s Harriott’s Street Food7
Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook6.4
Ready… Set… Cook!7.2
City Hospital6.3

In 2015, he appeared as a contestant in the reality T.V. series Strictly Come Dancing


  1. Jimmy was born in the year 1992, which makes his age about 28 as of 2020.
  2. According to different wiki sites, his mother is a costume designer.
  3. The names of his grandparents are Peppy Strudwick and Chester Harriott.

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Updated On Fri Feb 19 2021 Published On Sun May 24 2020 By shaumya

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