Gregg Wallace is becoming a member of forces with fellow superstar chef John Torode once more for the seventeenth collection of the favored BBC cooking present MasterChef.
Viewers shall be reunited with Gregg’s antics and facial expressions tonight (Monday, March 1) at 9pm on BBC One as the primary episode airs.
The MasterChef co-hosts and judges will welcome the following class of hopeful cooks in a contemporary spherical of brutally sincere feedback and bickering.
Gregg is additionally on the panel of MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef.
This is every thing you’ll want to know concerning the man who began promoting greens at a stand in Covent Garden and went on to change into some of the recognisable foodie faces round.
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Who is Gregg Wallace?
The TV character, farmer and meals skilled Gregg, 56, was born in Peckham, south east London. An avid Millwall supporter, he is additionally a sports activities fanatic holding two Rugby Union teaching badges.
He left college at 15 to work in a warehouse at Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market. He later began promoting contemporary produce at a stand, ultimately deciding to arrange his personal greengrocer’s. His firm, George Allan’s Greengrocers, equipped fruit and greens to London’s resorts and eating places, build up a turnover of £7.5 million.
Given his experience and keenness in fruit and veg, Wallace was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks. He additionally hosted Saturday Kitchen between 2002 and 2003, adopted by an extended listing of reveals together with Supermarket Secrets, Eat Well for Less? and Inside The Factory.
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His ascension to MasterChef stardom began in 2005 when he joined the present. He has been one half of the judging crew ever since, alongside Aussie John, changing into well-liked amongst viewers for his dramatic presenting model of loud interactions and hilarious grimaces.
He has landed himself visitor spots on different TV reveals, famously showing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, the place he was eradicated first.
Gregg has summarised his likeable character as “simply the fats, bald bloke on MasterChef who likes pudding”.
Relationships and youngsters
He at present lives in Whitstable, Kent, along with his three kids and fourth spouse, Anne-Marie Sterpini.
Gregg met Anne-Marie on Twitter in 2013. They obtained married in 2016 throughout an intimate ceremony at Hever Castle in Kent, the place fellow MasterChef host John was finest man.
Gregg and Anne-Marie welcomed their son, Sid Massimo Wallace, in May 2019. The chef revealed that Sid was his grandfather’s title, a Millwall supporter from Peckham, and Massimo is his father-in-law’s title.
“So, you have obtained the working class London and the Italian,” he mentioned.
Gregg has two teenage kids, Tom and Libbie, from his second spouse Denise, a former pastry chef. The couple married in 1999 and separated in 2004.
His marriage to spouse Heidi in 2010 was short-lived. They separated after 15 months and later divorced.
But his marriage to his first spouse Christine in 1991 was “probably the shortest marriage on the planet,” as Gregg later put it, lasting solely six weeks.
After hitting dangerously excessive levels of cholesterol in 2013, Gregg misplaced three stone and he lately took to Instagram to verify he maintained his weight reduction and confirmed off his ripped physique.