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Gregg Wallace’s Saturday routine leaves people in disbelief

Gregg Wallace’s Saturday routine leaves people in disbelief

The MasterChef star has a pretty wacky schedule over the weekend.

We all have our own ways of unwinding over the weekend, but Gregg Wallace has really taken the cake with his wacky routine.

People have been left in disbelief after getting a glimpse of the MasterChef star's usual Saturday schedule, which follows quite the bizarre sequence of events.

The presenter, 59, put himself on the chopping block for The Telegraph's 'My Saturday' column, where celebrities share how they spend their downtime and readers get a look at how the other half live.

Wallace seems to want to make sure every single second of his day off is well spent, which is probably why he is programmed to wake up at the crack of dawn every single morning.

He explained that when his alarm goes off at 5am, he then picks up the book he's currently reading - which is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles at the minute - and thumbs through it for an hour.

After perusing the pages of whatever novel is on his nightstand, he then slinks out of his bed to make a coffee, check his emails and have a look at how many people have signed up for his health programme.

All this apparently takes him quite a bit of time though, as it's 7am by the time he gets to the gym on a regular Saturday.

The TV star then bragged: "I work out five days a week. I’m down at the gym half an hour before it opens.

"They let me in earlier, so I have a swim and sauna by myself."

Gregg Wallace has a pretty wild weekend schedule.

Spare a thought for us lot in an overcrowded spin class, won't you Wallace?

He continued: "Then I’ll review my to-do list while walking on a treadmill, no sweating.

"I aim for 50,000 steps a week – I do about 7,000 a day. I’m now 12 stone [having lost five stone] and I have less than 18 percent body fat and a six-pack, but I have a belly that bloats. I guess we all have our imperfections."

A humble brag if ever I heard one.

But Wallace isn't worried about his waistline when he trots over to his local Harvester at 10.30am to meet his personal assistant Helen for a slap-up breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage and fried egg.

He said people are often shocked to see him dining in the budget restaurant chain due to his role as a bit of a food critic on the small screen, but he insists that the place has never let him down.

The former greengrocer said: "Look, they do grilled chicken, there’s a salad bar, and I’ve never been disappointed. It’s all about expectation when it comes to food.

"I’ve regularly been disappointed in three-star Michelin restaurants around Europe but never in a Harvester."

People couldn't get enough of Gregg's routine.

Wallace revealed he and Helen then organise his MasterChef filming schedule and plans for his well-being business and his new health-focused podcast A Piece of Cake.

He added: "I love chatting to the experts, but I’m quite the expert too, having been journalling, manifesting, goal-setting and reading self-help books for years."

Just one hour and 30 minutes after scoffing down his breakfast, Wallace then heads home for lunch, which his wife Anne-Marie Sterpini will 'have ready on the table'.

At 1.30pm, Wallace said he spends a bit of time with his four-year-old son Sid who is non-verbal autistic, 'pottering in the garden and playing with our two dogs'.

He then wrote: "I’m a much better father now I’m older, although another child isn’t something that I would have chosen at my age.

"I was always very honest with Anna, but it’s what she wanted and I love her.

"I just requested two things – that we had help in the house (so her mum moved in), and secondly that we had at least one week a year when we holidayed just the two of us."

He enjoys playing with his young son and their two dogs.

Dubbing himself an 'amateur historian', Wallace then explained how at 3pm he goes off to 'spend two hours by myself in my home office playing Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia', noting that he prefers strategy computer games over 'fast ones that require reflex'.

After an intense gaming session, he gets ready to whip up a meal for his family - a task he takes on 'once a week'.

Wallace said he 'never eats takeaways now' and makes healthy grub at home instead, while cutting down on the booze so that he only drinks twice a week, 'either for a rugby game or dinner with Anna'.

By the time it turns eight o'clock, Wallace is flat out and heads up to bed - as he said that he has tried chilling downstairs on the sofa 'eating biscuits', but he doesn't find it 'fulfilling'.

"We read or watch a film on my laptop," he wrote. "I’m normally asleep by nine."

Social media users had some hilarious reactions to his Saturday schedule.

A day in Gregg Wallace's world is a whirlwind, that's for sure.

Social media users can't believe the strange schedule he follows over the weekend and shared their thoughts online.

One said: "Nobody in the history of the world has ever got up at 05:00, read for an hour, *then* made coffee."

Another wrote: "A masterpiece. Total masterpiece. The gym bit, the Harvester, the everything about it. Thank you."

A third added: "Having a fry up at Harvester at 10.30am and then lunch at 12 is actually the most insane part of this article. Or maybe the two hours gaming time, which I actually think is wonderful."

A fourth chimed in: "Awake at 5, Breakfast at 10.30 and lunch at 12? What madness is this?"

And a fifth joked: "Read it and weep, Mark Wahlberg."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/GreggWallaceMBE/X

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, UK News