Gregg Wallace has announced he is to step back from presenting hit BBC Two series Inside The Factory after seven series to focus on family life with his young autistic son. The upcoming series will be his last.
Wallace has fronted the format alongside presenter Cherry Healey since 2015. Each episode sees the duo hit factory floors across Britain for a snoop around their supersized production lines in an attempt to uncover the secrets behind our supermarket staples.
Gregg Wallace, speaking to BBC Radio London, said: "I’ve made a decision that I’m actually not going to do Inside The Factory any more. It’s a good time to stop doing it because there’s actually 12 episodes in the can, so I wouldn’t have been filming for a while anyway."
Wallace explained: "You’ve got a little boy who’s cuddly and happy and naughty, like any little boy would be, but he can’t speak, he can’t talk to you, so he gets frustrated because he finds it difficult to tell you what exactly it is he needs. Right now, we need to find education for him and I can’t just leave that to Anna – that’s a big, big decision."
The BBC have confirmed that a new host will be announced in due course. Greg will continue to appear on BBC shows including MasterChef and its celebrity and professionals sister shows.
Inside The Factory returns this Spring on BBC One.