Simon Rimmer, 55, has been married to his wife Ali, 51, for over 20 years and the couple share two children together. The Strictly Come Dancing contestant recently gave an insight into his family life in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. The TV star revealed who takesover the kitchen when it comes to cooking the family dinner after he spilled his beau is also a chef. He said: “We both do the cooking. My wife used to be chef and we both love it.” The small-screen star - who also is a restauranteur - admitted cooking at home is a world away from how meals are prepared in his establishments.
It’s very rare
Simon spilled: “Cooking at home is very different to cooking in restaurants. Everything is perfect, everything’s got to be the same [at the restaurant]. Cooking at home is far more relaxed.
“At home you tend to cook far more on masse and everyone helps themselves.”
The father-of-two also revealed it is a rarity the family will sit with a plate of food as they tend to prefer to have several buffet-styled dishes prepared.
He added: “It’s very rare in our house that someone will get a plate of food in front of them. What you’ll get is loads of food on the table and everyone just piles into it.
“Its really a nice way to do it. If you came around to our house then I can guarantee there’ll be a big bowl of salad, there’ll be a big vowel of veggies, there’ll probably be some meat that would’ve marinated or slow cooked. Its a really sociable way of eating.”
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