Last month, the TV chef admitted that when the cameras stop rolling on the BBC cooking competition, he avoids Gregg, even if they’re in the same pub.
John told The Mirror: “It’s funny, we’ve never been friends. We’ve not been to each other’s houses.
Gregg has now revealed that his co-host got a slapped wrist from BBC bosses, who told him to be more “careful” in how he words things in future.
Gregg told the Sunday Post: “John and I had a laugh about it and started putting pictures of ourselves on Twitter.
The ‘Masterchef’ star added that the pair, who have worked on the show together for 12 years, are indeed friends.
John has also backpedaled considerably since his original comments made headlines, insisting he has a “solid” friendship with Gregg.
He told The Sun: “I think you can count your friends on one hand – if you are in a hitch and need help, you pull out your phone and think: ‘I really need a hand right now’ and Gregg is one of those people I can call.