MasterChef's Gregg Wallace tired of dinner pictures
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2013
'MasterChef' presenter Gregg Wallace is tired of being flooded with pictures of people's dinner on Twitter, receiving 30 snaps a day, and is also sent pictures of fellow bald men
'MasterChef' host Gregg Wallace is flooded with pictures of people's dinner.
The TV star - who fronts the BBC2 cookery show with John Torode - receives an influx of messages on Twitter with pictures of people's nightly meals and of fellow bald men who are dubbed his "double".
Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he bemoaned: "Could viewers stop sending me pictures of their dinner on Twitter. I get 30 a day.
"And also photographs of their friends who are bald and have glasses, telling me they're my double. They're not my double - they're just a bald bloke with glasses."
The 48-year-old former greengrocer is glad to have found fame in later life as he isn't sure he would have coped with the attention when he was younger.
He explained: "The only downside to my job is lack of privacy. I'm glad we became well-known in our 40s.
"We're household names but not big movie stars. I'm a south east London blue-collar boy, so sometimes people are rude, thinking I won't react because I'm on television."
While being in the limelight has its perks, Gregg - who has been married three times - admits it can also have downsides, such as being turned down by women.
He said: "I've had women reject me, saying, 'Gregg, you're a lovely man but I don't want to be the next story.' "