He continued: “My wife is my rock and my partner in life and we have marvellous children who I am so proud of.”
While Simon also revealed that Ali used to be a “chef”, he discussed why cooking at home is “different” to preparing dishes in restaurants.
“Everything is perfect, everything’s got to be the same [at the restaurant],” he added.
“Cooking at home is far more relaxed. At home, you tend to cook far more on masse and everyone helps themselves.”