Gregg Wallace, 54, recently opened up about the condition, as he revealed he “doubled up in pain” after getting ill from the inflammatory disease. The Masterchef star admitted he refers to himself as the “fat, bald bloke who likes pudding” in a candid interview with the Mirror but admitted he sometimes “forgets” to avoid certain foods which aggravate the condition. Diverticula are small bulges or pockets that can develop in the lining of the intestine which leads to abdominal pain, tenderness and fever, according to the NHS website. Diverticula can develop further if sufferers don’t get enough fibre in their diet. The BBC star, told the publication: “At that point they can burst your intestine. I was almost doubled up in pain.”
“When they’re irritated, you’ve got to watch alcohol and spicy food. We were eating chilis yesterday. Before that I had a massive skinful of beer in Dublin –and it was already playing up.”
Speaking alongside his co-star John Torode, 53, during filming of MasterChef: The Professionals, Greg revealed he recently got ill from the condition.
He explained: “I forgot, because I’d been so well. But yesterday I was ill. I’m turning into one of those old people who has things