Celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson has publicly apologised today for his “stupid and irresponsible action” after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket.
The Tv star, famed for his time on Ready Steady Cook, was cautioned by police after he was caught stealing from Henley-on-Thames Tesco store n Oxfordshire
In a message on his website, Worrall Thompson said: “I am so sorry for all my recent stupid and irresponsible actions.
“I am, of course, devastated for my family and friends, whom I’ve let down, and will seek the treatment that is clearly needed.
“I am not the first and I certainly won’t be the last person to do something without rhyme or reason – what went through my head, only time will tell.
“Of course, I must also apologise sincerely to Tesco, with whom I’ve had a long and genuine working relationship, and to all the staff at the Henley branch, many of whom I’ve got to know over the years.
“Once again, I am so sorry and hopefully in the future I can make amends.”