How Tall Is Gregg Wallace: He is most known for co-presenting the BBC One and BBC Two television shows MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef, and MasterChef: The Professionals with celebrity chef John Torode, as well as for his work as a former greengrocer. Gregg Allan Wallace was born in London, England, and grew up there.
To put it another way, he has jokingly referred to himself as “simply the overweight and bald dude on MasterChef who like pudding.” He has contributed to Good Food, Now, and Olive publications on a regular basis.
Wallace was born in 1964 in the south London borough of Peckham. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and began working as a warehouseman at the Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market. Before working as a salesman, he worked as a vegetable vendor in Covent Garden, London. Later on, he was informed that starting a business might be a good idea for him.
After graduating from university, he founded George Allan’s Greengrocers in 1989, which eventually grew to have a turnover of £7.5 million. Wallace co-founded the restaurant Wallace & Co in the London neighborhood of Putney, where he served as one of the firm’s directors, in 2010.
Gregg’s Bar & Grill, a joint venture with the Bermondsey Square Hotel in Bermondsey Square, opened its doors to the public in 2012. In August 2013, it was announced that one of Wallace’s firms, West Veg Limited, had gone out of business because it owed more than £500,000 in debts to creditors. Wallace & Co., the company that owned both of his eateries, went out of business in 2014, leaving suppliers with a $150,000 debt.
Wallace was requested to co-host Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks, and he accepted the invitation. The show aired for a total of seven years.
Wallace was the first Saturday Kitchen host from 2002 until he was replaced by Antony Worrall Thompson the following year. As a presenter for Discovery Channel’s Veg Out and The Food Channel’s Follow That Tomato, Wallace received a Royal Television Society Award for Best Lifestyle Program in 2003.
Wallace aired two editions of The Money Programme in 2008 and 2009, both of which focused on the impact that the financial crisis was having on the public’s attitudes about food.
During the summer of 2013, Wallace co-presented Supermarket Secrets, a BBC One documentary about supermarket food sourcing and distribution. In September 2013, Wallace co-presented Harvest 2013, a three-part documentary that followed the progress of Britain’s vegetable, cereal, and fruit harvests throughout the year.
Wallace began co-presenting Eat Well for Less? with Chris Bavin for BBC One in 2013, and from 5 May 2015, he has co-presented Inside the Factory with Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman for BBC Two. Wallace has also co-presented Eat Well for Less? with Chris Bavin since 2013.