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UK man wins world's 'best job' as Aussie food taster

A Brighton man has been offered one of the six so called "best jobs in the world."

Rich Keam beat off competition from 330,000 candidates in 196 countries to become the "taste master" for Western Australia.

He will spend the next six months sampling food and drink for the Australian tourist board, with a £61,000 salary.

Other jobs advertised included park ranger, lifestyle photographer and even "chief funster".

Rich, who has already worked at Disneyland, Pinewood studios and London toy store Hamleys, told BBC 5 live's Wake Up to Money, "This is absolutely perfect, it ties my passion for food, travel adventure and creating things... I'm really, really stoked."

  • 21 Jun 2013