JAMIE OLIVER is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. He has sold nearly 50 million books worldwide, is the top-selling non-fiction author in UK history and achieved an estimated global TV audience reach of 67 million across 182 territories. Jamie started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company and The Naked Chef was born. Jamie now lives in Essex with his wife Jools and their five children.