Thompson, most famous for his long stint on Ready Steady Cook recently hit the headlines after stealing a small number of groceries from his local Tesco store on five separate occasions.
Thompson’s trivial actions were caught by the in-store security camera, which shows him on one particular occasion paying £180 for three crates of champagne but then stealing £4 worth of other groceries.
The 60-year-old has said that he is extremely embarrassed by his actions and can’t provide an explanation as to why he felt compelled to steal the goods, which in total amounted to around £100.
Speaking to The Express he said that his business and finances were not to blame, though he did report feeling very tired after working long hours.
“I don’t know what broke the camel’s back and sent me over the edge. Why did I do it? I’ve been racking my brains to think what was going through my mind but I just don’t know. There is absolutely no reason. I’m totally embarrassed, apologetic and gutted for my family and friends.” He said.
Thompson has said he will now be seeking professional support in a bid to get to the centre of the problem.
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