UK Celebrity Chef Apologises For Stealing Food

By Salon Staff

Published January 9, 2012 1:36PM (EST)

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."

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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