THE real reason Gregg Wallace quit Inside the Factory after seven years has been 'revealed'.
Back in March, the Masterchef judge said he had decided to step back from presenting BBC series Inside The Factory to focus on his autistic son.
However, The Times has now reported the real reason Gregg, 58, stood down from his role was because he had 'offended female staff' with 'inappropriate banter' at one of the factories.
The alleged incident took place at the Nestlé UK factory in York, and a source told The Times: "He was rude towards staff and continued to talk in a derogatory manner, especially to women."
While the comments were not of a sexual nature, they were deemed 'inappropriate', and a complaint was lodged with Voltage TV, the production company that developed the programme.
The source continued: "He was given a talking-to and was appalled that he had caused such offence
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"He felt that he was just trying to be friendly, but no longer knew what the right thing to say was any more and decided to leave."
An insider at Nestle UK added that Gregg had unintentionally upset some of the female workers during the show's latest visit.
They said: "He comes in cracking jokes, but is from a very different world to our workers."
Inside the Factory sees Gregg delve into how many of the nation's favourite products are made.
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The star previously said he had decided to quit the programme so he could spend more time with his son Sid, who is autistic and non-verbal.
Gregg, who shares Sid with his partner Anne-Marie (Anna) Sterpini, said during a chat on Gaby Roslin’s BBC Radio London show: "So I’ve made a decision that I’m actually not going to do Inside The Factory any more.
"It’s a good time to stop doing it because there’s actually 12 episodes in the can…
"So I wouldn’t have been filming for a while anyway so it just seemed like a good idea to stop it."
The Sun Online has contacted a representative for Gregg for comment.
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