Who is Amol Rajan? The One Show host, former editor of The Independent and MasterChef food critic


AMOL Rajan is a famous restaurant critic and newspaper editor.

The popular TV personality has also put his expert knowledge to good use while working on the guest judging panel of MasterChef and co-hosting The One Show. Here’s everything you need to know about his impressive career…

 Amol helped whittle down the contestant's on this year's MasterChef competition

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Amol helped whittle down the contestant’s on this year’s MasterChef competition

Who is Amol Rajan?

Amol Rajan was born in Calcutta, India, and was just three-years-old when his family moved to England.

After completing his secondary education in Tooting, London, he undertook an English degree at Downing College, Cambridge.

Just like fellow food critic Jay Rayner, Amol edited his student newspaper during his time at university.

The 33-year-old is married to Charlotte Faircloth, who works as an academic.

Talented writer Amol has worked in a number of different roles at The Independent newspaper – from sports correspondent to editor.

 Amol is known for his work as the editor of The Independent

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Amol is known for his work as the editor of The Independent

He has also been a Monday columnist for the Evening Standard.

Rajan is known for his work as a restaurant critic, which he has carried out on behalf of the Independent on Sunday.

What TV shows has Amol Rajan been on?

Many will recognise Rajan from The Wright Stuff, where he worked as a presenter from 2006-2007.

The food-lover has also helped John Torode and Gregg Wallace judge different dishes on popular BBC cooking show MasterChef.

He has also appeared on shows Newsnight, Question Time, The Papers, This Week and Breakfast.

And he’s even appeared as a guest host on BBC’s The One Show.

What else is Amol Rajan famous for?

 Amol joined Jay Rayner and William Sitwell on the set of MasterChef

Amol joined Jay Rayner and William Sitwell on the set of MasterChef

The knowledgeable foodie is also a keen sportsman and plays cricket for the Authors XI.

He combined his two main interests when writing one of his most popular publications.

In 2013, Random House published his debut book: Twirlymen, the Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers.

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