Greg Wallace, former co-host of BBC show Inside the Factory, faces claims he quit the role after using an ‘inappropriate joke’ to ‘offend a female staff member’ However, he denies this.

Wallace, 58, announced in March that he was stepping down from the popular show to focus on his family. His 3-year-old son Sid is autistic and non-verbal and needs extra support.

Mr Wallace told Gary Roslin on BBC Radio London that his son with Annie-Marie Sterpini needed educational support.But the former greengrocer now faces suspicion of making inappropriate remarks, reports say mirror.

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The allegations relate to an alleged incident at a Nestlé UK factory in York. The Times reports that Wallace offended a female staff member by remarks about her weight.

A source told the magazine that Wallace’s comments were not sexual but immoral, adding: “He continued to speak to staff in a disrespectful manner, especially to women. I was appalled that I caused such discomfort.”

Greg Wallace and York Factory Workers(Image: BBC)

The Times said Wallace was simply trying to be friendly after the complaint was filed, saying that he “decided to leave the show because he no longer knew what the right thing to say was.” I was told.

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