Gok initially pursued performing arts and began attending a course at the Charles Keene College of Further Education and then studied at London’s prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. There he found himself drawn to hair and make-up over drama, prompting his entrée into the fashion industry and gaining him early work as a Hair and Make-up Artist. Finding himself dissatisfied with beauty alone, Gok decided to pursue his love of clothes as a Fashion Stylist…and the rest, as they say, is history!


Since Gok’s arrival in the spotlight in 2006, he has presented numerous highly acclaimed, top rated TV shows including:

Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire (TLC) – now into 3 series.

Goks Chinese Takeaway (National Geographic & UK Food Network)

Gok’s Lunchbox (ITV)

Fearne And Gok – Off The Rails (ITVBe)

This Morning(ITV)

Gok Does Panto (Channel 4)

How to Look Good Naked  (Channel 4)

Gok’s Fashion Fix  (Channel 4)

Gok’s Clothes Roadshow  (Channel 4)

Gok Wan: Too Fat Too Young  (Channel 4)

Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth  (Channel 4)

Made in China  (Channel 4)

Gok Cooks Chinese  (Channel 4)

Baggage  (Channel 4)

Hotel GB  (Channel 4)

Gok’s Style Secrets  (Channel 4)

Gok Live – Stripping for Summer  (Channel 4)

Gok features regularly on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Daybreak, The One ShowLoose Womenand Lorraine and has appeared on:

Surprise Surprise, This Morning’s  ‘Behind The Seams‘, Sunday Scoop, Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets, Comic Relief: The Apprentice, Five Minutes to a Fortune, Deal Or No Deal, Would I Lie To You, Children in NeedX-tra FactorFriday Night with Jonathan Ross100 Greatest GadgetsT4 on the Beach8 Out Of 10 CatsCelebrity JuiceWho Wants To Be A Millionaire LiveAlan Carr Chatty ManAlan Carr’s Celebrity Ding DongChris Moyles’ Quiz NightGordon Ramsay: Cookalong LiveGordon Ramsay F-WordFriday Night ProjectSomething For The WeekendCNN InternationalandChannel 4 Book Club.

TV shows outside of the UK:

Gok presented a Polish TV Series called Stylowe Rewolucje Goka (Gok’s Style Revolutions) for TVN. It aired in Poland in September 2014 and was similar in format to his previous UK show, How To Look Good Naked.

The Circle- Network 10 (AUS), Sunsrise: Channel 7 (AUS), The Morning Show: Channel 7 (AUS), The Project: Channel 10 (AUS), The Late Late Show (Ire), Good Morning: TVNZ (NZ), TV3 (NZ), Maori TV’s HAA (NZ).

And still without doubt a career highlight for Gok was when he got to meet Sarah Jessica Parker and the girls when he presented live from the red carpet for both of the Sex and the City movie premieres beaming to TV audiences across the globe.


His on screen triumphs led to six book deals, including his autobiography Through Thick and Thin, as well as the accompaniment to Gok Cooks Chinese.

He crystallized his position as a true champion for women by collaborating with Sainsbury’s to create his own women’s wear range, which ran into 24 collections!

In 2017 Gok launched a classical compilation CD called Gok’s Divas which included his favourite arias and opera music. It reached number 1 in the classical compilation charts for 4 weeks. He also hosts and presents the live screening of BP Big Screen Broadcasts live from The Royal Opera House twice a year.

And, to add to this varied portfolio, Gok regularly appears in Christmas Pantomimes up and down the country in a variety of roles including the Fairy Gokmother!

Gok is a lover of all things music and has been DJing in the UK and Europe for over two years playing festivals, clubs, and currently has a monthly residence in Belfast and Dublin. 

He was awarded an MBE in the 2020 Queens New Years Honours List for services to fashion and social awareness.

Charity work

Gok’s continues to help a number of charities and is extremely proud to say he is an ambassador for The Princes Trust and Stonewall, whilst getting involved with many other charities to help with their work.


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
Gok's Wok
I share my
favourite recipes
Gok Cooks