Gregg Wallace takes up meditation
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 September 2013
'MasterChef' star Gregg Wallace has started meditating to conquer his anger issues after getting into a fight with a fellow restaurant patron last month
Gregg Wallace has started meditating to conquer his anger issues.
The 'Masterchef' co-host hit the headlines last month after losing his temper and getting involved in a brawl with magazine boss Paul Bates at a restaurant, but he is now determined to put a handle on his rage by practicing peaceful meditative techniques.
Gregg wrote on Twitter earlier this week: "Got back had a go at 5 minutes meditation relaxing technique. Resulted in 30 minutes sleep. Should have known. (sic)"
Meanwhile, a source added to The Sun newspaper: "Gregg may be on TV these days, but at heart he's a bloke from south London who's been in the odd scrap.
"He decided he needed a way of keeping cool and calm and someone suggested he should try meditation, so he gave it a go. It's early days but he really enjoys it."
The 48-year-old food expert - who co-hosts 'Masterchef' with John Torode - reportedly angered BBC bosses following his outburst and is set to meet with executives in the coming weeks to discuss his conduct.
Gregg remains adamant he hit out at Paul after the magazine publisher allegedly touched his girlfriend Anne-Marie Stirpini at the 'Dinner with Gregg Wallace' event at the Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham, Worcestershire, south west England.
Gregg insisted he "did what any bloke would do" by hitting Paul, who owns Cotswold Style Magazine in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, south west England.
But Paul has denied groping Anne-Marie and insisted he was merely talking to her at the event.