was a Putney Hooligan
a recent interview with Barbara Davies of The Mirror Celebrity
Chef admitted to being
"a latch-key kid. I'm not pulling out the violins," he
said, "but I was basically on the streets on the days when
my mother went to work. "A neighbour fed me at lunchtime,
but she wouldn't want me in her house all day so she'd kick
me out and I'd hang around Putney Common throwing mini pots
of Humbrol paint at buses."
parents Joanna Duncan and Michael Worrall Thompson were both
actors but they separated when he was a baby and he lived
with his mother but whilst "she indulged her love of
the theatre " he remembers running riot around Putney.
Thompson is now famous for his restaurants, cook shows and
antics in Australia whilst filming "I'm a celebrity get
me out of here!"
19th September 2003
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