MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace admits spening more time with mother-in-law rather than wife

MASTERCHEF judge Gregg Wallace is blissfully in love with fourth wife Anna who is 22 years his junior – and insists he doesn’t notice the age gap.

It doesn’t bother him, either, because he spends all day having a laugh with his mother-in-law.

Gregg Wallace and wife Anna 2

Image shows MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace with fourth wife Anna – 22 years his junior (Photo Credit: Rex Features)

The presenter, 54, who has fronted the BBC cookery competition for 16 years with John Torode, wed Anna in 2016.

The couple live in Kent with their 11-month-old son, Sid, and Italian Anna’s dad Massimo and mum Rena.

Speaking on the eve of Friday night’s final, Gregg said: “I love Rena — we have such a giggle. We are roughly the same age.

“Me and Rena remember the same TV shows and sing the same 1970s pop songs.

“Anna doesn’t know what we are talking about. We were singing Boney M at breakfast this morning and Anna has no idea.”

The ex-greengrocer, who has two grown-up kids from a previous marriage, admits he is a workaholic and often worries about ­providing for his baby son’s future. He said: “I’ve always been a worrier. We don’t spend loads of money. I want to make sure that when I’m gone, my wife is looked after and financially safe.

“She won’t discuss it with me but her mum will because she is very practical.”

Gregg, who has shed 4st in recent years, added: “I’m proud to say I’ve gone from somebody that Sid didn’t recognise to being his favourite. I’m his playmate. I’m also a big rugby fan and qualified coach. I took my other son to play, and want to do the same with Sid, so it’s important I stay fit.”