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Peppy Strudwick

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Full NamePeppy Strudwick
First NamePeppy
Last NameStrudwick
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseChester Harriott
No Of Children3
Date of BirthAugust 14,1927
Age96 years

Peppy Strudwick is best recognized as the mother of a famous television personality, Ainsley Harriott.

Peppy was a former nurse.

Young Peppy Strudwick with her son, Ainsley Harriott.
Young Peppy Strudwick with her son, Ainsley Harriott. Source: the

Ainsley Harriot is phenomenally talented in multiple sectors

Ainsley Harriot has excelled himself as a celebrity chef, television presenter, entertainer, and author.

As a celebrity chef, he has done various realities cooking shows,  where Can't Cook, Won't Cook and Ready Steady Cook are the most-watched shows.

He also excelled in the entertainment industry as a regular performer at a comedy Store and Jongleurs.

He has published 16 cookbooks altogether by 2020 as an author.

An unsuccessful married life

Peppy was married to her husband, Chester Harriott, in May 1953.

They could not work on their married life, which led them to separation.

Chester re-married Claudine, who was a magician but later, he got separated from her too. 

Her husband was the Jazz pianist and musical entertainer

Her spouse was a Jazz pianist from Jamaica.

He won a scholarship in the Royal College of the music industry to study piano, organ, cello, and voice

He was a famous musical entertainer who used to appear on the BBC.

He was called Black Liberace because of the glittery clothes that he used to wear most often.

His ability to combine classical, jazz, and blues on the piano made him a successful variety entertainer.

He served more than six decades performing all over the world. 

He retired after having suffered from a brain tumor that left him with selective memory.

Peppy Strudwick's son, Ainsley Harriott with his father, Chester Harriott.
Peppy Strudwick's son, Ainsley Harriott with his father, Chester Harriott. Source:


Through her marriage with Chester, they share three children

Their first daughter Jacqueline Harriott was born in 1952. Their second and third son Chester Harriott Jr. and Ainsley Harriott, were born in 1954 and 1957

She also has one half- daughter, Donna Harriott. She was born in 1980. Donna is a violinist

Both Peppy and her ex-husband is no more in this world

Both Peppy and her ex-husband are no more in this world. Peppy predeceased her ex-husband.

She died fighting with pancreatic cancer in 1993.

Chester suffered from a brain tumor at the end of the 1990s but was recovered with surgery.

He died on 4th July 2013 at the age of 80 following a stroke.

Ainsley divorced his girlfriend turned wife after 23 years of marriage 

Ainsley was dating his former wife Claire Fellows and later wedded her. 

They tied their wedding knot in 1989 after a year of dating

Through their marriage, they share two beloved children, a son, and a daughter.

His son Jimmy Harriott was born in 1992 and daughter, Maddie in 1995

The couple got divorced in 2012 after 23 years of their marriage

Net Worth 

Peppy is no more in this world

She was the source of inspiration for her son Ainsley who helped her son in learning cooking skills.

Her son recently received his MBE from Prime Minister Charles at Buckingham Palace for his service for more than three decades

He has amassed a decent amount from his career. His net worth is:

 YearNet Worth 
Ainsley Harriott2020$4 million 


  1. Peppy was born on 14th August 1927. She died on 29th October 1993 at the age of 66.

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Updated On Sat Feb 20 2021 Published On Mon Oct 19 2020 By shaumya

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