Gregg Wallace



Writer, media personality and former greengrocer, costermonger and farmer Gregg is probably best known for presenting the hugely successful 'MasterChef,' 'Celebrity MasterChef'and 'MasterChef: The Professionals' on BBC2 and BBC1.

Gregg Wallace was born in Peckham and began his career selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden. He started George Allan's Greengrocers in 1989, a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million.

Due to his success, and his obvious love of food, he was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks for seven years. He was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen from 2002 until he was replaced by Antony Worrall Thompson in 2003.

He presented 'Veg Out' for the Discovery Channel, and 'Follow That Tomato' for The Food Channel, resulting in a Royal Television Society award for Best Lifestyle Programme in 2003.
He has also appeared as one of the historical experts in the BBC's historical recreation series 'Turn Back Time: The High Street' alongside Tom Herbert and Juliet Gardiner. He also appeared on "Eat Well For Less".
He recently took to travel presenting with a series exploring South Africa for ITV1 and the series Gregg's Long Weekender for Channel 5.
Gregg writes on food, regularly contributing to Olive Magazine and the BBC Good Food magazine. His first book Veg was published in 2006 by Mitchell Beazley. A Cook's Year was published in 2007.

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