08/05/2017 12:06 BST

‘Masterchef’ Star John Torode Was ‘Told Off’ By BBC Bosses After He Claimed He Wasn’t Friends With Fellow Judge Gregg Wallace

'We had a laugh about it.'

Gregg Wallace has revealed that his fellow ‘Masterchef’ judge John Torode was “told off” by BBC bosses after he claimed the pair weren’t friends.

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.

John Torode and Gregg Wallace

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.

“But he got told off a bit by the BBC and by the commissioner and the executive saying he should have handled it a bit more carefully.”

The ‘Masterchef’ star added that the pair, who have worked on the show together for 12 years, are indeed friends.

PA Archive/PA Images
Photo gallery TV's 16 Biggest Co-Star Feuds And Fall-Outs See Gallery