Radio and television presenter

London born Gregg Wallace started his career as a greengrocer at the Covent Garden Fruit and Veg market, before starting his own business, George Allan's Greengrocers. From the success of his business, he was asked to co-host a BBC Radio 4 programme, Veg Talk with Charlie Hicks. He has presented and taken part in a number of television programmes, but is most famous as a judge and co-presenter on the BBC series, MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Professional MasterChef.

Gregg took part in the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing, and his professional dance partner was Aliona Vilani. Nerves were Gregg's downfall, causing him to forget a lot of the routine in his week 1 cha cha cha, and despite some promising training footage on It Takes Two, the charleston in week 2 wasn't much of an improvement, leaving them joint 13th on the leader board. It was no surprise to find them in the bottom two, and despite the judges commenting on an improved performance in the dance off, Gregg & Aliona were the first couple to leave the dance floor in 2014.

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard*
1 Cha cha cha Hot 'n' Cold 3 5 5 5 18 =11th (15)
2 Charleston Hey Good Looking 3 5 5 5 18 =13th (15)
*Leaderboard position in Week 2 is based on a combined score from Week 1 and Week 2 dances.


Week 2 - Charleston


Week 1 - Cha cha cha


First steps …


Goodbye Gregg