Jamie Oliver is Britain's best-loved chef. His matey charm and down-to-earth approach to cooking have made him a household favourite the length and breadth of the country. Having been honoured with an MBE in 2003, Jamie is now poised to receive the ultimate accolade - a knighthood from the Queen. Jamie rose from humble pastry chef to television star by catching the eye of producers during a documentary about the River Cafe, where he was working at the time. His onscreen charisma meant he featured heavily in the finished documentary; the offers came flooding in, and so The Naked Chef was born. The programme was a huge success, with an initmate and fresh approach to the television chef. Jamie's passion shone through and drew in a younger audience. Cooking became cool! His television series and books gave Jamie fame and fortune the world over, but he always wanted to do something positive with his success. Through his 'Fifteen' charity restuarant and campaigns to ban unhealthy food in schools and get Britain cooking again, Jamie has proven to be more than simply a celebrity chef. His desire to bring about radical change has seen him meet with top politicians and raise millions of pounds for his causes.