Born in London to Jamaican parents, Ainsley studied at Westminster College of Catering, starting his career in London restaurants, and was head chef in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Ground before turning to broadcasting, initially as a contributor on Radio Five Live, moving into television on Pebble Mill and Good Morning with Anne and Nick, before competing on the daytime television cookery programme, Ready, Steady, Cook. He later went onto host the series himself, as well as other programmes, including Can't Cook, Won't Cook, Ainsley's Barbecue Bible, and Ainsley's Meals in Minutes.
Ainsley will be taking part in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and will be dancing with Natalie Lowe.
Strictly Come Dancing
|2||Salsa||Don't Touch My Tomatoes||6||7||7||6||26||9th (15)|
|3||Cha cha cha||Boogie Wonderland||3||6||6||5||20||=11th (14)|
|4||Waltz||What a Wonderful World||6||7||7||6||26||8th (13)|
|5||Jive||Shake, Rattle and Roll||4||6||6||5||21||=9th (12)|