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Did you know Victoria Coren Mitchell has a famous brother?

He is an outspoken journalist

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
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Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts one of our favourite quiz shows Only Connect and has recently competed on the popular comedic game show Taskmaster, which is currently airing on Channel 4 - but did you know that she has a famous brother?

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Victoria’s older brother is Giles Coren, who is a columnist, food writer, and television and radio presenter. As well as being a restaurant critic for The Times and a columnist for Time Out, Giles has made several television appearances and hosts a weekly radio programme for Times Radio.

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You may recognise him from shows like Gordon Ramsay’s The F-Word, which he regularly appeared on as a correspondent in 2005, or the BBC’s documentary series The Supersizers…. in which he and comedian Sue Perkins lived on week-long historical diets such as those from the Edwardian, Ancient Roman and Medieval period.

More recently, he fronted a one-off documentary called My Failed Novel for Sky Arts, hosted four-part primetime gameshow 500 Questions and presented Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby alongside Monica Galetti.

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Giles has also written two non-fiction books: the first, Anger Management (For Beginners), which was published in 2010 and his second, How To Eat Out, which was published in 2012.

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Giles shares a podcast with his wife Esther

The presenter is married to Esther Walker, a journalist, author and food blogger, with whom he shares a column in The Times called "Staying in with the Corens". During lockdown, the pair wrote about their experience in quarantine. The couple also share a podcast together, Grant Coren Has No Idea, in which the two discuss the news stories of the week.

Giles spoke to Habitat about the couple’s domestic life, saying: "Really my wife ought to own the kitchen. She, after all, designed it. I’ve always been keen on cooking but I take her out for dinner, and she cooks for me. That’s really the deal."

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Giles and Esther have been married since 2010

The couple, who live in London, share two children Kitty and Sam.

As well as being a radio and television presenter, Giles is also known for being an outspoken journalist and has found himself in the centre of a few controversies over the years.

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