Tom Cullen

Mr Clegg and Mr Lufflam by Ainsley Harriott

The king of culinary television recounts his two favourite teachers – in his trademark whirlwind fashion

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Bloody hell, look at the time [starts laughing immediately]. I’ve got to be somewhere in half an hour, but how are you, my lovely? Right, my best teacher. I’ve got two and I can’t pick between them, so please don’t make me.

There was Mr Clegg and he started at Wandsworth Boys secondary on the same day that I did, so we had a bit of a connection from the get-go. He was a music teacher who had an amazing influence on me. He had this ability to make every pupil feel instantly comfortable, had a great sense of humour and later on in life I believe he became the head of the lower school. But far ...

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