Tom: I’m not comfortable with fame
BY LUCY MAPSTONE CHEF Tom Kerridge has said he is not comfortable with fame and that he finds it unusual when fans want to take pictures with him.
The TV presenter said that being famous is “bizarre” but that he is glad to be known for his work in food.
Kerridge, 45, told The Big Issue magazine: “I’m not comfortable with fame.
“I find it weird that people want photos with a fat bloke from Gloucester.
“To be fair, I grew up in Gloucester. There are lots of fat, bald blokes in Gloucester. Being famous is bizarre.”
He added: “But at least I’m known for cooking.
“There isn’t a rivalry between fans of chefs, people don’t come up to me and say, ‘I hate you, I like Rick Stein.’”