MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace revealed some tragic family news on Instagram this week as he announced his father-in-law has passed away.
The TV chef, 59, who will be hosting MasterChef: The Professionals tonight (November 23), took to social media to share a picture of his in-laws raising a glass of wine. In the caption, he then wrote: “Farewell Massimo Sterpini 1957 – 2023 my much-loved father-in-law.”
Gregg Wallace announces sad family death
Fans rushed to the comments section and offered their condolences to the telly presenter, as one penned: “My thoughts are with your wife and mother-in-law and you and all the family and friends at a very sad and heartbreaking time. May he rest in paradise and shine bright in your hearts always,” they then added.
MasterChef 2019 winner Irini Tzortzoglou wrote: “Very sorry to hear about your and Anna’s loss Gregg. He was too young!” While another commented: “Very sorry for your loss Gregg. Our thoughts are with you, Anna, Sid [Gregg’s wife and son] and all your family at this very sad time.”
“We are so sorry to hear such sad news. Such a wonderful man who I know you will miss immeasurably. Love to you all,” a third then added.
Gregg previously opened up about his close bond with his wife Anne-Marie’s parents – who lived with them and his son Sid.
He told The Sun: “Rena [his mother-in-law] and I remember the same TV shows and sing the same 1970s pop songs. I love Rena. We have such a giggle. We are roughly the same age,” he said.
“Anna doesn’t know what we are talking about. We were singing Boney M at breakfast this morning and Anna has no idea,” he giggled.
Gregg Wallace shared a tribute honouring his father-in-law (Credit: BBC)