TOMASZ Schafernaker is a weatherman with a difference, as he’s currently starring in the latest series of BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef.
The talented BBC presenter has a sideline in stunning celebrity portraits that he posts online. Here’s what we know about him…
Who is Tomasz Schafernaker, how old is he and what is his background?
Tomasz Schafernaker is a British-Polish weatherman and artist born on January 8, 1979, which makes him 40.
He works as a meteorologist for the Met Office as well as being a trained aviation forecaster, and has made many appearances presenting weather segments for the BBC.
Tomasz was born in Gdańsk, Poland and grew up in that country before moving to Britain, where he studied A-levels in Maths, Physics and Art at school in Portsmouth.
He then went to the University of Reading to study meteorology – and by 2000 he was presenting BBC Weather, becoming its youngest ever male weather presenter ever.
However the weather hunk caused major controversy in 2010 when he flipped the bird at BBC news presenter Simon McCoy, believing he was off-camera – and weeks later was demoted to an off-camera job.
That same year he was named Best TV Weather Presenter at the TRIC (Television and Radio Industries Club) Awards, and has since returned to TV via various channels including Channel 4.
As of 2013 he is mostly seen presenting on the BBC News Channel or on Radio 4 or Radio 5 Live, and in 2017 he was voted most popular weather presenter in the UK in a public poll.
When did he star on Celebrity Masterchef?
On September 2, Celebrity Masterchef returned to BBC One, with a bunch of new celebs showing off their cooking skills in the hopes of winning the grand prize.
Tomasz Schafernaker is one the contestants on the latest season of the hit show, joining the likes Joey Essex and Oti Mabuse, to name a few.
The cooking competition returns to our screens TONIGHT with episode three on BBC One at 9pm.
If you’re behind on any of the episodes, you can always catch them on BBC iPlayer.
What other talents does Tomasz have?
As well as having a knack for knowing whether we’ll be getting drizzle or sleet, Tomasz is a dab hand with a pencil and brush.
As of this year the artist regularly posts his amazing hyper-realist paintings and drawings online – starting in July with a shark, but now completing breath-taking celebrity portraits.
Since then he has captured the likeness of Spock from Star Trek, Harrison Ford, Dame Judi Dench and Will Smith.
He was even brave enough to draw the recent total eclipse.
But when the scribbler isn’t doing that he’s working out and completing gruelling runs at the park, as he’s a bit of a fitness fanatic.
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Is Tomasz Schafernaker single?
Is Tomasz has a partner, he’s hiding them very well.
According to online records the weather man, who lives in West London with housemates, is unattached.
His heartthrob status has seen him grace the cover of Active magazine in just a pair of shorts.
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