Gregg Alan Wallace (born 17 October 1964) is a writer, media personality and former greengrocer. He is probably best known for co-presenting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC 2 and BBC 1.
Gregg was born in Peckham, South East London.
He began his career selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden. 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 for 7 years. He was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002. Gregg also presented Veg Out for the Discovery Channel and Follow That Tomato for The Food Channel, resulting in a Royal Television Society award for Best Lifestyle Programme in 2003. Since 2005, he has been co-presenter and judge of the BBC competitive cooking show MasterChef.
In 2007, he appeared in the BBC reality TV singing contest Just the Two of Us where he partnered Carol Decker; they were the first to be eliminated. In 2008 and 2009, he presented two editions of The Money Programme on the effect that the current financial crisis is having on the public’s attitudes towards food. In 2010, he appeared as one of the historical experts in the BBC 1 historical recreation series Turn Back Time: The High Street alongside Tom Herbert and Juliet Gardiner.
Gregg occasionally writes for Good Food and Olive magazine.
In August 2012, Gregg was the subject of an edition of the BBC TV genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?
In August 2013, Gregg presented Supermarket Secrets, a BBC 1 programme about supermarket food sourcing and distribution, and in September 2013 he co-presented another BBC show, Harvest 2013, a three-part documentary following the progress of Britain’s vegetable, cereal and fruit harvests.
Gregg’s autobiography, Life on a Plate was published in 2012 by Orion Books.
He has 2 teenage children, Tom and Libby and has a Level 2 rugby union coaching certificate, Gregg used to play for London Welsh Vets.