John Torode reveals he doesn’t socialise with Masterchef co-host Gregg Wallace… despite being his best man last year

TV chef John Torode has admitted he has never been friends with his MasterChef co-host Gregg Wallace.MASTERCHEF ' S JOHN TORODE AND GREGG WALLACE WITH TV PRESENETR D

They may have a matching passion for food, but the presenter told how the pair have had vicious arguments while filming and have never been to each other’s houses.

John, 51, who has been a judge on the show with Gregg for 12 years, said: ‘It’s funny, we’ve never been friends. We’ve not been to each other’s houses’.

‘He’s so OCD, he wouldn’t know what to do.

‘If we go away to somewhere like South Africa, we do things separately.

‘If we do go out for a drink, I’ll invariably be at one end of a big old table and he’ll be at the other.’

The pair reportedly met during John’s early career working at central London restaurant Quaglino’s, which served vegetables supplied by Wallace.

‘If we do go out for a drink, I’ll invariably be at one end of a big old table and he’ll be at the other.’

The pair reportedly met during John’s early career working at central London restaurant Quaglino’s, which served vegetables supplied by Wallace.67351126

They later began presenting and judging the popular BBC cooking series when it was revamped in 2005.

John was best man at Gregg’s wedding to Anne-Marie Sterpini last year.

But the Australian chef told how disagreements over their hopeful cooks’ dishes on the show have been known to continue away from the cameras.

Describing how they once had a ‘massive fight’ over a contestant after a few too many drinks, he told the Daily Mirror: ‘We’ve had a couple of stand-offs over the years. I’ve just had to walk away from him.’STRICTLY COME DANCING - BEHIND THE SCENES

John’s candid words come just days after Gregg gushed about their close relationship during an interview on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday.

‘I have a very close relationship with John,’ he said, adding that during his tumultuous stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 John was the person he called for reassurance.

‘I didn’t particularly enjoy Strictly – I phoned John in tears and said I was having a tough time.’

‘People don’t realise how close we are – he was my best man – he’s close to me 7/8 months of the year. What’s great about the partnership is that if one of us is down the other perks us up.’

‘We’re very close to each other physically and emotionally. We trust each other,’ he admitted.

hi-res images can be found on our website www.scopefeatures.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s