MASTERCHEF star Gregg Wallace has revealed he starts drinking at 6.30am on Christmas Day.
The judge on the BBC1 cookery show later joins his Italian wife and in-laws in polishing off seven different joints of meat and five puddings.
But despite his foodie status Gregg, 57 — who lost three stone after a health scare — says he does not lift a finger to prepare the feast or even to clear up afterwards.
He said: “We have our first drink when opening presents at about 6.30am.
“I do drinks while Anna and her mum do the food. I don’t even suggest helping out. My wife chooses not to work and says, ‘If it’s inside the front door, darling, it’s my responsibility
“It’s a matriarchal household and every year I buy one present for my wife and she buys all the others. She takes charge of everything.”
Speaking to the Radio Times, he added: “Christmas in my house is huge. Anna is Christmas-crazy. We had seven trees last year.”
Dad-of-three Gregg has been married to fourth wife Anna, 36, since 2016. They have a two-year-old son called Sid.
Her parents have now moved into the family home where they spend Christmas together.
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Meanwhile, Gregg’s MasterChef co-star, John Torode, 56, says he always leads the festive cooking at his home — by roasting ham in a pillowcase to keep it moist.
But he always leaves one crucial part of the meal to his wife, fellow cook and actress Lisa Faulkner, 49.
He said: “She makes better roast potatoes than me, so why would I make them?”
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