Gregg Wallace is looking forward to second lockdown as first was ‘brilliant’ for his health after four-stone weight loss

GREGG Wallace says the first lockdown was “brilliant” for his health after a four-stone weight loss.

The MasterChef judge, 56, says the draconian restrictions benefitted him as he was able to completely control his diet.


Gregg Wallace says the lockdown was good for his healthCredit: Instagram

Now with the latest lockdown measures coming on Thursday, Gregg is still looking on the bright side.

“Lockdown was the first time ever in nearly 20 years that I had complete and utter control over everything I ate. It was amazing.

“Because normally… you can walk in on MasterChef and the directors go, ‘Right, we’ve got a pudding challenge today’. And you go, ‘But there’s eight of them?’

“And if you’re on the road, you’re eating whatever the hotel has or whatever the location caterers [make]. But to be at home eating whatever I wanted was brilliant.”


The MasterChef star has lost four stoneCredit: Refer to Caption


He credits his wife with the weight lossCredit: Getty – Contributor

The chef has said he feels as good at 56 as he did at 26 after shedding four stone and becoming a fitness fanatic.

On his birthday this year Gregg posed in the gym surrounded by treadmills, while wearing a pair of black shorts and white trainers.

He had a big smile on his face as he showed off his toned figure.

The star captioned the pic: “56 yesterday, feeling good. @showmefit.”


The star has given up boozeCredit: David Cummings – The Sun

The MasterChef star previously credited his wife Anne-Marie Sterpini, 34, as the reason he slimmed down.

He was inspired to get “fit and healthy” mainly to be able to see his son, Sid, 16 months, grow up.

Doctors had give Gregg a pretty serious warning that if he didn’t do something about his weight, he was on the fast track to a heart attack.

“Having my baby boy made me want to be fit and strong. I can now go for long walks, which I wouldn’t have been able to do before,” he told Closer magazine.


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He also pointed to the two-decade age difference between him and his wife as another major reason for getting into shape.

 “Anne being younger than me was even more of an inspiration to be fit – you can have an old husband but she didn’t have to have a fat, old husband,” Gregg revealed.

The star, who used to be 16½st, decided to overhaul his life a few years ago – after admitting he was drinking booze most days and frequently ordering takeaways.

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