If there is one thing that Jamie Oliver is best known for, then it has to be his cookbooks. He is Britain’s second-best-selling author missing out on the crown to writer JK Rowling, so you might have gotten an idea of how popular his cookbooks are. Jamies stars in a new challenge TV show, The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver, as a judge. 3 more judges assist Jamie in his job and one of them is an award-winning journalist and food critic Jimi Famurewa.
Everything about Jimi Famurewa’s The Great Cookbook Challenge is in the article below. Also, learn about his career, wife, and family.
Meet Jimi Famurewa, The Great Cookbook Challenge Judge
The Great Cookbook Challenge is an opportunity for relatively unknown chefs to earn the kind of fortune and fame that Jamie has achieved. In The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver, 18 cooks go to Jamie’s headquarter in London and battle with each other to secure a life-changing publishing deal.
The Great Cookbook Challenge is a journey for Jamie Oliver to find the next bestselling cookbook author–and Jimi Famurewa will help Jamie do that.
On January 21, 2022, Jimi took to Instagram and shared how thrilled he feels to be a part of The Great Cookbook Challenge. He wrote, “Here we go then. This particular cat has been well out of the bag for a while but I’m thrilled to say that I am one of the judges on a brand new series called The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver… Please give it a watch. If only to see my continued lack of restraint while eating on camera.”
Georgina Hayden and Louise Moore are also the judges in the show. Georgina is an award-winning recipe writer and author whereas Louise is the managing director of Penguin Michael Joseph. Louise received her education at the University of Cambridge.
Jimi Famurewa Career
Jimi Famurewa is a very talented personality and has dabbled in various professions over the years. As of this writing, Jimi has worked as a freelance writer, editor, podcaster, and occasional TV personality.
Having said everything, Jimi’s career highlight would be his appointment as a Chief Restaurant Critic for the Evening Standard in 2018. Before this, Jimi worked as a freelance writer for The Guardian, Empire, Q, and Time Out.
For his story Teddybird, Jimi was nominated for BSME Rising Star Awards and the 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize in 2017.
As a podcaster, Jimi co-hosts Waitrose’s Life on a Plate. Over his podcasting career, he has interviewed some high-profile figures like Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Boyega, among others.
As a TV personality, Jimi was in Masterchef 2005 as a contestant. Although he had managed to reach the 1st semi-final round, he then struggled with the high-tension challenge and could not make his way into the final round. He then appeared on Celebrity Masterchef 2006 and Step Up To The Plater in 2009.
The Great Cookbook Challenge star received his education from the University of London’s Royal Holloway.
He studied at the University of London’s Royal Holloway from 2002 to 2005.
Jimi Famurewa Age
What’s more, Jimi Famurewa was 38 years of age in 2022.
Was Jimi Famurewa Born In Nigeria?
No, Jimi Famurewa was not born in Nigeria. He was born to his Nigerian parents in London, UK.
Does Jimi Famurewa Have A Wife?
Jimi Famurewa’s personal life is a tough thing to talk about. Even though the food critic has talked about his wife a few times on his social media, the information about his personal life coming from his social media posts is different from what popular sites have reported.
The Sun reports that Jimi Famurewa is married to his wife, Leighanne Famurewa and together the couple shares three children. The popular website also claims that his wife Leighanne Famurewa is from Nottingham in the East Midlands and she was a full-time homemaker as of February 2022.
Furthermore, according to The Sun, Jimi and Leighanne dated for some time before they got engaged in December 2014. Jimi and his alleged wife then tied the wedding knot on August 29, 2016.
However, if Leighanne’s Facebook is anything to go by, we can find out that Leighanne is Jimi’s brother’s wife. Plus, Jimi also made a tweet mentioning his wife on November 26, 2012, so it can’t be true that The Great Cookbook Challenge judge got married in 2016. There happens to be a tweet from a user named Ceri Thomas congratulating Jimi on his marriage on September 24, 2011.
Reportedly, Jimi is a father to three kids. One of them, Dylan, Jimi’s son, was born in 2013. He had his third baby only in 2018.
Has Jimi Famurewa Revealed His Family?
Yes, Jimi Famurewa has featured his mama and brother a few times on his social media. Evening Standard reports that it is Kofo, Jimi’s mother, who brings their family together. One time, Jimi attended an event at The Ritz restaurant with his mom and he made an Instagram post about it.
Jimi’s siblings are Ray and Florian.
When Is Jimi Famurewa Birthday?
Jimi Famurewa celebrates his birthday on the 21st of October every year.
How Tall Is Jimi Famurewa?
Also, Jimi Famurewa stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Does Jimi Famurewa Have An Illness?
No information about Jimi Famurewa having any illness has ever surfaced on the Internet.
Is Jimi Famurewa On Instagram?
Yes, Jimi Famurewa does use Instagram and his username on the platform is @jimfamished.
As of February 2022, Jimi had 10.7 thousand followers. His bio on Instagram is: “Food, words and subpar photography. Chief Restaurant Critic for @evening.standard. Occasionally hired gob on @masterchefuk. A judge on #CookbookChallenge.” You can find him on Twitter as well.