Masterchef star Gregg Wallace has shared his heartbreak as he revealed a member of his family has passed away..

Wallace, 59, announced that his father-in-law died, leaving the BBC star and his family in shock. Taking to social media, Gregg revealed the news to his loyal fans who were quick to offer their sympathies to the presenter.

Gregg posted to his Instagram profile a picture of his father-in-law Massimo with wife Rina sipping on glasses of wine, as he paid tribute to him. "Farewell Massimo Sterpini 1957 - 2023, my much loved father in law."

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Massimo and Rina have been living together with Gregg and his wife Annie-Marie since 2018. The house got a bit more full when new baby Sid was welcomed into the world one year later.

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Gregg paid tribute to his late dad Massimo

Fans of the presenter were quick to take to the comments section to offer their words of support to Gregg and his family. One user simply wrote: "Thinking of you all," before ending their post with a heart emoji.

A second fan commented: "My thoughts are with your wife and mother in law and you and all the family and friends at a very sad and heart breaking time. May he rest in paradise and shine bright in your hearts always."

Gregg Wallace
Fans were quick to offer their sympathies to the Masterchef host

Whilst a third account posted to Gregg's comments: "Another taken too soon. Sending heart felt condolences to you all at this sad time," which was followed with a kiss.

Gregg has been going strong with wife Annie-Marie after they got engaged in 2014 after meeting just one year prior. The pair officially tied the knot at a lavish ceremony at Hever Castle in Kent in August 2016.

Gregg Wallace
Massimo and Rina moved in with Greg and wife Annie-Marie in 2018

Two years after getting hitched, Gregg had revealed that in-laws Massimo and Rina had come to live with the pair. Joking to the Daily Star at the time, Wallace said: "Anne can't leave me because mum would have to leave as well.

"For an insecure old man with a younger woman, that's good news."

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