A CELEBRITY chef, who owns an avocado farm in Mijas, has been caught shoplifting.

Antony Worrall Thompson, the former star of Ready Steady Cook, was cautioned after he stole food from Tesco a staggering five times over the Christmas period.

The 60-year-old – who has since apologised and described the thefts as ‘stupid and irresponsible,’ – is a regular here, visiting his bolthole up to six times a year.

“It’s a nice place to escape to and Spain’s got the best restaurants in the world,” he said.


  1. “And now for the £5 challenge, So, what have you got in your basket, Antony ?”
    “I’ve got langoustines, extra virgin oil, goats cheese, truffles, pata negra ham, a couple of lobsters, a bottle or two of champagne, and £2.46 left over.”