Antony Worrall Thompson
BiographyAntony Worrall Thompson is one of the UK’s best-loved chefs and restauranteurs. He found himself in his early career as head chef of Brinkley's Restaurant in London, opening Ménage a Trois in Kensington and being awarded an MOGB (the chef's Oscar) for achievement and culinary talent. After such a successful start to his career as a chef, Antony went on to open numerous restaurants and host many cookery programmes. He was a Ready Steady Cook regular, filmed several of his own series for Carlton Food Network, including Worrall Thompson Cooks, Simply Antony and So You Think You Can’t Cook. In 2003 he was appointed presenter of BBC1's hugely popular, Saturday Kitchen until May 2006. In May 2006 he left the BBC, after 14 years, to host the live cookery programme Saturday Cooks! on ITV until the end of 2007. Antony is currently hosting ITV’s Daily Cooks Challenge alongside a celebrity guest each day. His bestselling books include The Essential Diabetes Cookbook, The Essential Low Fat Cookbook, The Sweet Life and The GI Diet Made Simple, which has been translated into 8 languages. As someone diagnosed with Syndrome X, a condition which can lead to diabetes, Antony is increasingly in demand by broadcasters to comment on and discuss serious food issues such as diabetes, obesity, nutrition and the eating habits of children.