UK Celebrity Chef Apologises For Stealing Food


Salon Staff
January 9, 2012 6:36PM (UTC)

LONDON (AP) — A celebrity chef has apologized after he was caught shoplifting from a supermarket.

Antony Worrall Thompson was caught stealing cheese and wine from a Tesco store in Henley-on-Thames, west of London.

In a statement posted on his website Monday the 60-year-old said he was sorry "for all my recent stupid and irresponsible actions."

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He said will seek treatment and apologized to Tesco staff. The Sun newspaper reports he stole cheese and wine.

Thames Valley Police issued Worrall Thompson with a formal caution — a written rebuke for a crime. Worrall Thompson will not face further charges but the caution can be mentioned in court if he reoffends.

Worrall Thompson appeared on daytime cookery show "Ready Steady Cook."

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