Gregg Wallace Biography
Gregg Wallace (Gregg Allan Wallace) is an English media personality, presenter, writer, and former grocer. He is known for co-presenting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One and BBC Two.
Wallace has jokingly referred to himself as “just the fat, bald bloke on MasterChef who likes pudding”. Wallace has written regularly for Good Food, Now and Olive magazines. He started George Allan’s Greengrocers in 1989, a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million
Gregg Wallace Age
Gregg Allan Wallace was born on 17 October 1964 on Peckham, London, England. He is 54 years old as of 2019.
Gregg Wallace Family
Wallace was born to his mother Mary Pettman.
Gregg Wallace Wife
He has been married four times and divorced three times. He has first married two Christine who left him after just six weeks of marriage in 1991.
Wallace got married to Denise, a former pastry chef in 1999. They separated in 2004 and Gregg won full custody of their children. Wallace then met his third wife Heidi in 2009. The couple married in 2010 and separated after 15 months of marriage, and later divorced.
He met Anne-Marie Sterpini, 21 years his junior, on Twitter in 2013. They got married in August 2016. Masterchef John Torode was the best man at the wedding at Hever Castle, Kent. Marie gave birth to their first child, Sid, in May 2019. He publicly expressed his fears of being an “old parent” but said that he wouldn’t mind the idea of having more children.
Gregg Wallace Weight Loss
Gregg also underwent a weight loss program in 2013 after being told that his cholesterol level was dangerously high and that he risked a heart attack.
He lost 3 stone (42 lb; 19 kg) after being approached by WeightWatchers.
Gregg Wallace MasterChef
Gregg has served as co-presenter and judge of BBC cooking show MasterChef, with John Torode since 2005. On MasterChef, he is renowned for his charismatic presenting style and impassioned facial expressions.
He was also the main voice in the 2013 YouTube hit video “Buttery Biscuit Base”, formally known as “MasterChef Synesthesia”. There, his voice was taken from a number of episodes of MasterChef and used to create a song. Buttery Biscuit Base has garnered over 10 million views since its upload.
He refused to judge Zaleha Kadir Olpin’s dish on MasterChef in March 2018. Wallace claimed that the stewed “chicken rendang” dish was “not crispy enough and could not be eaten”. This remark caused significant media and public backlash in some prominent members of the ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei. They claimed that Redang is a “stewed, soft and tender dish: not intended to be crispy”.
Gregg Wallace Restaurant
He opened the restaurant Wallace & Co in the London district of Putney, where he served as one of the directors.
Wallace opened Gregg’s Bar & Grill in a joint venture with the Bermondsey Square Hotel in Bermondsey Square in 2012. It was then reported that one of Wallace’s companies, West Veg Limited, had folded, owing more than £500,000.
Both of his restaurants folded in 2014 with Wallace & Co owing suppliers £150,000.
Gregg Wallace Saturday Kitchen
From 2002, Wallace was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen until 2003 when he was replaced by Antony Worrall Thompson.
He also presented Veg Out for the Discovery Channel, and Follow That Tomato for The Food Channel. It resulted in a Royal Television Society award for Best Lifestyle Programme in 2003.
He also presented two editions of The Money Programme on the effect that the current financial crisis is having on the public’s attitudes towards food in 2008 and 2009. He presented Supermarket Secrets, a BBC One program about supermarket food sourcing and distribution. In September 2013, he co-presented Harvest a three-part documentary following the progress of Britain’s vegetable, cereal and fruit harvests.
He has co-presented Eat Well for Less? since 2013. He was the presenter of a revived series of the BBC historical game show Time Commanders in 2016. In the show, he appeared alongside the likes of historians Mike Loades and Dr Lynette Nusbacher.
Gregg Wallace House
Gregg and his family live in a £1million countryside mansion. His home has a sprawling garden with picturesque country views, and cosy living room with a traditional log fire. It has five bedrooms which offer plenty of space
for their growing family.
The entrance of his home features a large open hallway with wooden flooring, yellow walls and white wooden panelling.
Gregg Wallace Net Worth
Wallace has made a big fortune from his career in food and also presenting, he has also made a big name through his restaurants and grocery businesses.
However, Gregg’s net worth is not yet disclosed to the public.
Gregg Wallace TV Shows
Inside the Factory – Since 2015
Eat Well For Less? – Since 2015
Supermarket Secrets – Since 2013
Turn Back Time – The High Street – 2010
MasterChef: The Professionals – Since 2008
What’s Really in our Food – Since 2007
Celebrity MasterChef – Since 2006
Masterchef Goes Large – Since 2005
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year – Since 2004
Time Commanders – 2003 to 2016
Saturday Kitchen – Since 2001
Junior MasterChef – 1994 to 1999
MasterChef – Since 1990
Masterchef (UK) – 1990 to 2001
Britain’s Home Truths