Celebrity Masterchef 2020 showcased the talents of many celebs in the kitchen on BBC One on Wednesday night.
From reality stars to tennis players, a variety of renowned stars wowed fans in the first episode, including Apprentice 2019 contestant Thomas Skinner.
He has jumped from making sales at 16 years old to cooking up a storm on television. Skinner stars on the new series alongside many others, such as Rak Su singer Myles Stephenson and radio presenter Judi Love.
We looked beneath the pan to find out what Thomas Skinner gets up to when he’s not doing up dishes…
Who is Thomas Skinner?
East Londoner Thomas is 29 years old and the owner of UK-based sleep business The Fluffy Pillow Company. He sells maternity sleep materials, memory foam pillows, protectors and duvets.
He starred on The Apprentice 2019 until he was booted off in Episode Nine for how he handled a music management task.
The businessman started with a paper round at age 12 and was selling on the markets by age 16. Referring to himself as a professional beer drinker online, he also states he is a boxer and West Ham United fan.
Skinner has put his success down to his “sharp”, street-wise” character. He said being “a chancer” has worked in his favour more often than not.
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Thomas Skinner: His love life
Thomas is expecting a baby boy on October 23 with Sinead Chambers. It was revealed in April – Skinner said it was the “best news” and that couple are “super excited”.
He does not shy away from telling his friends, family and fans that Sinead is going to be the “best mum”.
BEST NEWS! Just wanted to let you know that Sinéad & I are expecting a little baby! It works 😂 Due date is 23rd October. We are super excited! Thought I would send a little tweet to make you smile 😊 Hope you all have a great day! We are absolutely over the moon! Thomas & Sinéad pic.twitter.com/S2d5Vz0dbN
— Thomas Skinner ⚒ (@iamtomskinner) April 21, 2020
They appear to have been loved up for at least two years. Photos of the pair are shown on social media from as early as September 2018.
It looks like Thomas and Sinead regularly make trips to Dubai, and while at home, have been out on several nights out together in London.
Sinead’s ring finger appears bare in pictures, so it doesn’t seem like they are engaged.
Thomas Skinner: Instagram
You can follow the pillow businessman at @iamtomskinner.
He regularly takes to the social media platform to talk about his love of beer – particularly Stella – or to post loved-up pics of him and his girlfriend.
Thomas promotes his pillow company on his Instagram account, such as their memory foam pillow.
He shows off his love for cooking, whether that’s meat on a barbecue or posing with a dish made up in the kitchen. No wonder he is putting his skills to the test on Celebrity Masterchef 2020.
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