[ 2012-01-09 ]
TV celebrity apologises for shoplifting cheese and wine
Celebrity TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson, who was
arrested for shoplifting low-value items from
Tesco, has apologised for his actions.
Worrall Thompson, who is best known for his
appearances in ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and ‘I’m A
Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ in 2003, was caught
red-handed on a hidden camera stealing the items
from a Tesco store in Henley on Thames,
A camera was set up amid concerns that the famed
chef had been stealing from the store five times
over a 16-day period.
Worrall Thompson, was arrested on suspicion of
theft at the branch and taken to a local police
station on Friday.
It is reported that the 60-year-old, of High
Wycombe, was cautioned for shop-lifting goods like
cheese and bottles of wine from the self-service
checkouts by failing to scan the barcodes and then
leaving the store with the goods.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “We
arrested a man from High Wycombe following a
report of shoplifting offences.
“The man has been issued with a formal caution for
Worral Thompson has since apologised for his
actions. In a statement released on Monday, the
celebrity chef 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
"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
"Of course, I must also apologise sincerely to
Tesco, with whom I'm 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
Once again, I am so sorry and hopefully in the
future I can make amends."
In 2009, Worrall Thompson was forced to close four
of his restaurants after his chain AWT
Restaurants, went into administration
Source - Yahoo news
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