Masterchef's Gregg Wallace welcomes baby with wife Anna after years of struggling to conceive

Gregg Wallace

Congratulations go to Masterchef star Gregg Wallace and his wife Anna, who have just welcomed their first child together.

The couple, who have been married for three years, revealed that Anna recently gave birth to a son, who they have called Sid.

But for Gregg, the happy experience was also somewhat of an anxious time, given that the pair had struggled to concieve for years before.

MORE:‘My little human’: Alex Jones shares sweet first baby pictures of newborn son Kit

In fact, the 54-year-old chef admitted that he was more nervous for the birth of his third child than he was for his first two. Gregg has two other children, Tom and Libby, from his second marriage.

He confessed to OK magazine, "I was far more scared this time than when I had Tom and Libby,

"I don’t know if it’s because it took us so long to conceive or perhaps it’s because I’m older, but I was scared for their health. I could have hugged the doctors."

The popular TV chef also reflected on the birth experience, revealing that it was 'beautiful' to watch.

"I went down the business end and watched the doctors pull Sid out," Gregg said. "I saw him take his first breath, it was just beautiful. I looked at him and thought he was perfect."

MORE:Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly keen to take baby Archie to America

Gregg's wife Anna - whom he met on Twitter - actually fell pregnant naturally after years of struggling.

After announcing that they were expecting, Gregg explained, "We were due to start IVF but then it happened naturally after two years of trying.

"The doctor told us it was a miracle Anna was pregnant."

The Masterchef star also spoke about having a baby in his 50s (which some say is the best age to have a baby), admitting that, of course, he'll be in his 70s when Sid is in his 20s.

Because of his age, Gregg and Anna agreed they'd have only one child, with help brought in from family too.

He said, "So, we agreed; one child and she'd have some help here at home – so her mum and dad have moved down from Coventry and they share this house."

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly,, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.