Gregg Wallace is a writer, media personality and former greengrocer, best known for his numerous cook books, and for co-presenting MASTERCHEF, CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS on BBC 2 and BBC 1. He will next be seen in forthcoming travelogue series WEEKEND BREAKS WITH GREGG WALLACE on Channel 5.
Gregg was born in Peckham, South East London, where he first watched Millwall and remains a Millwall supporter to this day. He began his career in Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market, and in 1989 he started George Allan’s Greengrocers, a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million.
Based on his business success, he was invited to co-present VEG TALK on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks, and later became the original presenter of SATURDAY KITCHEN in 2002. His other TV projects include: EAT WELL FOR LESS, INSIDE THE FACTORY, TURN BACK TIME, HARVEST, SUPERMARKET SECRETS and guest appearances on WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES and THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF: AN EXTRA SLICE. He also hosted his own live tour in 2018, and regularly stages talks and demonstrations at festivals all over the UK.
Gregg’s autobiography, LIFE ON A PLATE was published in 2012 by Orion Books, with a range of cookbooks also to his name, the latest being GREGG’S ITALIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK, published in 2019.