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John Burton Race was born in Singapore in 1957.

His step-father was a British diplomat with the United Nations.

John Burton Race became a sous chef at the famous Les Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons and then head chef and manager of Le Petit Blanc.

John Burton Race then opened his own restaurant L'Ortolan, which gained two Michelin stars. In 2000 he opened John Burton Race in the Landmark Hotel.

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here was not the first time that John Burton Race has been filmed upping sticks and living abroad.

In 2002, John Burton Race and his family moved to France for a year. Their experience of 14 months in a remote farmhouse there was filmed for Channel 4's French Leave.

In I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2007 John Burton Race was the fourth celebrity to be voted out of the jungle.

Burton Race and his family then moved to Devon and bought the Carved Angel in Dartmouth, which they relaunched as the New Angel in May 2004. It led to another TV series, Coming Home / Return of the Chef.

However all was not as it appeared and it emerged that John Burton Race had a son with Susan Ward, his agent's former P.A.

In October 2007, The Daily Mail reported that John Burton Race was selling his restaurant "to settle a bitter £3.6million divorce battle."

According to The Scotsman Gordon Ramsay described John Burton Race as "manic", "obsessive" and "a bit of a hardarse".

Whilst John Burton Race said of himself to The Observer:

"I'm a loud-mouthed, disagreeable, arrogant git, with anti-social and reclusive tendencies."

According to the Daily Mail John Burton Race has a temper and "armed police swooped on his home after a 999 call reporting that he had threatened to shoot stepdaughter Eve's boyfriend."

In 2009, John Burton Race declared himself bankrupt.

In 2010 John Burton Race was one of the five celebrity smokers attempting to quit smoking in the Channel Five series Celebrity Quitters.

In 2014, he launched The New Angel in Notting Hill.

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