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Gregg Wallace Fun Weekend.

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Redhead56 Sun 21-Feb-21 10:12:51

Started watching this new series Gregg Wallace travels to different places for weekends. It’s a bit like Rick Steins weekends but Gregg is so down to earth. This week he was in Rome his enthusiasm is obvious and he is really quite funny. This week he visited a pastry shop that serves everything sweet for breakfast. He was sampling little pastries while saying how much he had sweet tooth.
It was so funny he had icing sugar and fresh cream all over his nose. He is a nice enough guy what I like is his non pretentious attitude. It’s a nice programme and makes you yearn for a trip abroad.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-Feb-21 10:19:57

You are the first person I have ever heard with a good word to say about Gregg Wallace.
I remember when he did Veg Talk on Radio 4, his first job in the media. He certainly struck lucky.

trisher Sun 21-Feb-21 10:42:27

I had to look who was watching this. Can't stand Greg Wallace. I just wonder how many takes it took to get the right amount of Icing sugar and cream exactly where he wanted it and will the takes appear on some show in the future?

Galaxy Sun 21-Feb-21 10:43:23

Yes sorry but Gregg Wallace is just awful.

arosebyanyothername Sun 21-Feb-21 10:46:57

Ditto. I avoid anything he’s in

Kate1949 Sun 21-Feb-21 10:47:33

We're enjoying this series. I've never been keen on Gregg but he's quite jolly in this. We're watching more for the lovely places he's visiting.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-Feb-21 10:48:18

I actually thought that the thread title was a joke. It sounds like a black comedy written by Chris Morris.

Grandmabatty Sun 21-Feb-21 10:52:36

Each to their own. I loathe him and his side kick John Torode. I would actively avoid any programme he was on.

NotAGran55 Sun 21-Feb-21 10:54:36

I’ll stick to Rick Stein . Had fun in Cadiz and Vienna eating in some of the places he went to .

25Avalon Sun 21-Feb-21 10:57:47

Gregg Wallace and unpretentious? In Professional Masterchef he is anything but! Won’t be watching.

Marydoll Sun 21-Feb-21 11:12:00

We are going to watch it this evening. As we have been to our beloved Rome over thirty times, I am looking forward to seeing favourite places, which I know ill health will prevent me from seeing again.
I am not looking forward to seing him. An arrogant and pretentious man, who has been described as an amateur historian. Really!

BlueBelle Sun 21-Feb-21 11:16:11

I m glad I m not the only one I cringe when a see that leery smile he just doesn’t do it for me

ixion Sun 21-Feb-21 11:16:16

Marydoll Just mute the sound!

25Avalon Sun 21-Feb-21 11:19:26

BlueBelle I am sat here cringing at the thought!

grannysyb Sun 21-Feb-21 11:21:31

We turn any programme if if he is in it, can't bear him!

Grannynannywanny Sun 21-Feb-21 11:22:28

I’m afraid Gregg Wallace is enough to put me off watching it. I find his manner and over exaggerated facial expressions such a turn off.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-Feb-21 11:24:18


Marydoll Just mute the sound!

But she will still have to see him envy

Luckylegs Sun 21-Feb-21 11:26:53

No, no, no! Wouldn’t watch anything with him in!

MerylStreep Sun 21-Feb-21 11:27:54

How did someone selling fruit & veg get so lucky? Plus the fact that most people detest him.

Grannynannywanny Sun 21-Feb-21 11:32:02

He’s not content at sticking to food related programmes. I saw him last week on one of the morning tv programmes demonstrating his physical exercise routine.

He was topless to show off his toned physique 🤢

Marydoll Sun 21-Feb-21 11:32:51

Yuk, Yuk, Yuk!!!

Kate1949 Sun 21-Feb-21 11:51:54

Marydoll It shows Rome in all its beautiful glory. If you don't like Gregg, try to ignore him. grin
It made me sad as Rome was 'on our list' but we may never go now.

Marydoll Sun 21-Feb-21 12:08:57

I do know that they filmed the cat sanctuary, which is outside our hotel, which we have been going to for over twenty years. I felt my eyes filling up, so many happy memories and missing friends. 😪

sodapop Sun 21-Feb-21 12:46:36

An oxymoron surely grin

Calendargirl Sun 21-Feb-21 12:47:35

Sorry to hijack the I Hate Gregg thread, but it involves another tv chef.

The awful Gordon Ramsey about to host yet another game show. In the trailers, he sounds so wooden. Obviously the cheffing is losing its appeal.