Biography

Gok is a multi award winning UK Television Presenter:

    • RTS (Royal Television Society) – Best Lifestyle Programme
    • TV Choice Awards – Best Factual Entertainment Award
    • British Hairdressing Awards – Media Award
    • Asian Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Television 2014
    • Honorary Doctorate in Fashion, Birmingham City University 2014
    • Miss Plus Size International Award – Best Stylist 2013

In 2006, Gok was approached by Channel 4 and asked to present his own fashion show, How to Look Good Naked. In addition, he wrote his first book to accompany the series, entitled How to Look Good Naked: Shop for Your Shape and Look Amazing!, that was published in April 2007. A second series was commissioned and was broadcast on Channel 4 in mid-2007. From 2008 until 2010, he presented Gok’s Fashion Fix, broadcast on Channel 4.

He wrote a book titled How to Dress: Your Complete Style Guide for Every Occasion which was released by HarperCollins on 1 October 2008. The book was praised by both Heat and Closer magazines for its sensitive and feel-good approach to a style guide. He also has a lingerie range at UK-based firm SimplyYours.

His next series Miss Naked Beauty, which he co-presented with Myleene Klass, was broadcast in October and November 2008. Wan went on to present a documentary which was first broadcast on 27 January 2009, entitled Too Fat Too Young, which examined overweight children in the UK. He reflected on his experience of being obese to help several teenagers. In 2010, he joined the celebrity panel on Channel 4’s TV Book Club.

In 2011, he presented a series entitled Gok’s Clothes Roadshow on Channel 4, and this was the year he also released his much anticipated autobiography, Through Thick and Thin, published by Ebury Press. He launched his first women’s clothing collection with Sainsbury’s on 6 November 2011. His red wrap dress sold at a rate of one every 24 seconds.The range ran into 24 collections and Wan was also their Style Ambassador. In 2012 he starred in a new series entitled Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth on Channel 4 where he gave advice to teenagers about self-confidence, bullying, anxiety and eating disorders.

In 2012 he presented a series entitled Gok Cooks Chinese on Channel 4 and later a book by the same title, Gok Cooks Chinese was published by Michael Joseph (Penguin Group UK). In autumn 2012, Wan presented Baggage, which was broadcast on Channel 4.

Between 2013-2015 Wan was the Style & Quality Ambassador for Australian brand, Target. As part of his role, he presented an Australian TV show titled Target, Style The Nation, this one-hour program shows Gok transform the appearances of five women.

He made his pantomime debut as the Man in the Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2013 and since then has starred as the Fairy Gokmother in Cinderella opposite Brian Conley at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (2014) and Paul Zerdin at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth (2015). In 2016 he played the part of Spirit of The Ocean in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea. 2017 saw Gok reprising his role as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Milton Keynes Theatre.

In June 2014, Wan attended Royal Ascot for the first time as fashion presenter alongside racing presenter Clare Balding on Channel 4 Racing and has done similar with a number of other racecourses around the UK.

Wan was a regular stand-in presenter for Phillip Schofield on ITV’s daytime show ITV This Morning. He also presents various weekly fashion features, and travel documentaries, including a trip with his Dad to explore two different sides to Hong Kong, covering food, family and fashion.

In 2016, Wan presented Fearne And Gok – Off The Rails on ITVBe and Gok’s Lunchbox on ITV. Since August 2016, Gok has presented Gok’s Fill Your House For Free for Channel 4 daytime, replacing Kirstie Allsopp.

In 2017 Gok was a fashion expert on Made Over By on E4 and in 2018 saw Wan as a panel member on Britain’s Favourite Dogs: Top 100 on ITV.

Gok launched an Opera compilation CD in March 2017 called Gok’s Diva’s (2017). It was well received and reached Number one on the Official Classical Compilation charts. 

In both 2016 and 2017 Gok was the Ambassador for the American Express campaign, “Shop Small” where he championed small independent shops and the importance of shopping with local businesses.

Wan is a big music lover and regularly DJs in the UK and abroad. His preferred music is House music and club classics but enjoys playing a varied range. In 2017 he embarked on a tour of Poland including Pacha Nightclub in Poznań. He is represented by Noisy Kitchen Agency.

In the autumn of 2017, Wan embarked on an 18-date stand-up tour of the UK called Naked and Baring All. This was an auto-biographical show, where Wan discussed family, work, business, fashion and TV.

Wan created a show entitled ‘Fashion Brunch Club’ (2016/17). These shows are a live version of what Wan offered in his previous TV show How to Look Good Naked. The guests experience a 5 star Brunch, and catwalk show of clothes from their local clothing stores, along with a surprise audience makeover and Wan also provides a much coveted body-shape masterclass. 

In 2018 Wan, along with co-founders Lucy Mitchell and Sarah Lewis, founded and launched the innaugral Golden Chopsticks Awards. The event took place on 16 April 2018 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London and which Wan hosted, along with judges Ken Hom OBE, Simon Rimmer, Ching He Huang, Eric Yu, Fuchsia Dunlop, Jeremy Pang, Karen Barnes, Katy Tse Blair MBE, Sonny Leong CBE.

In May 2018 Gok took a job in the animated preschool series, Luo Bao Bei, voicing the father and uncle of the main character. The show follows Luo Bao Bei, a bright and spirited seven-year-old girl with a vivid imagination, on a quest to understand the world around her. Viacom-owned UK terrestrial network Channel 5 has picked up the series for its morning kids’ block Milkshake. This is a 52×11’ series and was written by Dave Ingham.

In March 2019 Gok presents Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire which is the first Northern spin-off of the hit TV show, set in Ava Rose Hamilton in Colne, Lancashire. It’s a family run business where Gok becomes an honorary member of the family. Wan helps brides search for their dream dress, with a little input from their friends and family



I've had a fabulous time getting where I am today and here's the place to find out how I did it. Of course I wouldn't be here without the support of all of you amazing Gokettes. Mwah!

Through Thick
and Thin
My Autobiography
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Gok's Wok
I share my
favourite recipes
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Gok Cooks
Chinese
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