Who are MasterChef 2020 judges John and Greg?

GREGG Wallace and John Torode are the dream team duo who work together as judges on MasterChef.

The pair have been the face of MasterChef for years but what else do we know about their careers and time on the show? Here's all you need to know…

Who are John Torode?

The Melbourne-native is 54-years-old and currently lives in London.

At 16 years old, John left school to attend catering college and after a decade of training, he moved to the UK in 1991, to work at a sous chef at Quaglino's.

While working at Quaglino's, John first met his fellow MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, who was running a vegetable supply company.

He is most famous for his role as TV judge on MasterChef, starring in both the British and Australian versions of the show.

John Torode first met his partner Lisa Faulkner, famous for appearing on shows like EastEnders, Brookside and Holby City, in 2010.

Lisa was also a contestant and won Celebrity MasterChef. At the time of the show being filmed, Lisa was married to Eastenders actor Chris Coghill, with whom she has an eight-year-old adopted daughter Billie.

The pair divorced in April 2012 after a seven-year marriage, and six months later, Lisa went public with her relationship with John.

Who are Gregg Wallace?

Gregg Wallace is a 54-year-old former costermonger, baker and TV personality, born in Elephant and Castle, London.

Gregg has been doing the MasterChef gig since 2005, and he's also on the panel of MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef.

He has also presented BBC shows including Supermarket Secrets and Eat Well for Less?, as well as going behind the scenes of food production on Inside The Factory.

Aside from his TV projects, Gregg is also a writer and a farmer, and he used to own two restaurants in Bermondsey and Putney – until they folded in 2014, owing suppliers £150,000.

In 2016, Gregg married Anne-Marie Sterpini, 21 years his junior, in an intimate ceremony at Hever Castle in Kent.

Anne-Marie is Gregg's fourth wife, and he has two teenage children from his second marriage to Denise, a former pastry chef.

They currently lives in Whitstable, Kent, with his two children.

Do Gregg Wallace and John Torode get on?

John has revealed that his partnership with Gregg Wallace doesn't extend to an off-screen friendship, and that an explosive drunken spat once saw filming suspended!

He said: “It’s funny, we’ve never been friends. We’ve not been to each other’s houses… If we do go out for a drink, I’ll invariably be at one end of a big old table and he’ll be at the other.”

However, he later backtracked and insisted on Good Morning Britain that the pair are "always friends", putting a stop to rumours that the duo feud off-screen.

Later on, in July 2017, John went back on his claims saying: "I’ve got five children and I work with Gregg Wallace – I’ve got enough drama in my life already, thanks very much!”

When is MasterChef 2020 on?

MasterChef is back on our screens TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 25).

It usually airs on Monday and Wednesdays at 9pm with a Friday half hour show at 8pm.

This is the 16th series of the show and is made up of 24 episodes.

The series will run for eight weeks and if you miss any episodes then you can catch them on BBC iPlayer.

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