The bullying he endured, he believes, resulted in his battle with anorexia.“When I was growing up I was bullied and fat, not feeling like I fitted in.
I never want to feel that way again.” However he says it wasn’t just the fact that he was ‘fat and Chinese’ it was also that he felt he wasn’t as bright as those around him.
Finding himself dissatisfied with beauty alone, however, Gok decided to pursue his love of clothes as a fashion stylist for the rich and famous.
Television work soon followed as he became consultant to TV shows such as GMTV and Big Brother’s Little Brother.
When I get bored and get naughty and mischievous which can be dangerous with up to 2,000 people in the audience.“I like danger and so for me this is perfect.
It’s no more dangerous than live television or a makeover show but we never quite know what is going to happen, which I really like.”Gok Wan Naked and Baring All is at Leeds City Varieties on Monday November 6.
It would be lovely to meet all of you face to face.” The show marks the first time the presenter has taken to the stage to ‘bare all’ about his life, from humble beginnings to finding fame.
On the first episode of Gok's Style Secrets, we saw super-stylist Gok Wan meet 33-year-old Zoe Burgess - a nursery nurse who lived at home with her mum and has never had a long-term relationship.HOW TO DRESS SEXY FOR YOUR SHAPEIn each episode Gok is not only a personal stylist, he's the flirting coach, the agony uncle, the shoulder to cry on and the coolest wingman EVER.Here's what we learnt from episode one: Body language On the first date, we watched as Zoe kept her arms crossed around her body (almost giving herself a self-cuddle).“People think I just turned up on television presenting How to Look Good Naked in 2006 but many don’t realise that I had ten years dressing the rich and famous before that and I talk about that world.“I despise the idea of celebrity and how it seems to have become something to strive for. “I grew in a house where skills were what was important. Not just about me, but about the industry and fame.It was instilled in us that to have a craft was good thing and strive to be the best at whatever you chose. There is plenty of dark and shade, but above all I want to make people smile.”He says the show’s format is very much led by the audience, which means he has no idea exactly what will happen on each night of the 50-date show.“We give the audience the subject matters and let them decide what comes next. “I have a really low attention span, just like my dad, and get bored very easily.He was born on September 9, 1974 in Leicester to a Chinese father and British mother, who ran a local Chinese takeaway and lived on a council estate.