Worrall Thompson opened his first restaurant -"MÃ©nage Ã Trois" - in Knightsbridge in 1981. Since then he has launched several successful restaurants, including "Wiz and Woz" in West London and "Metro" in Jersey â€” all of which reflect his somewhat 'individual' approach to food.
He was a cook on BBC2â€™s Food and Drink, appeared on Ready Steady Cook from 1994, and has presented a number of other cookery programmes. In 2003, he appeared in the second series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!.
From 2003 (when he replaced original host Gregg Wallace) until June 2006, he was the host of BBC2's Saturday Kitchen, which had transferred to BBC1 to replace Saturday morning children's television. However, after a large financial offer from ITV, Worrall Thompson and the production company responsible for the show, Prospect Pictures transferred the format - including Australian wine expert Matt Skinner - to ITV. The new show is called Saturday Cooks!, with spin-off shows also being made, such as Christmas Cooks show in the run up to Christmas. The BBC outsourced the now vacant Saturday Kitchen format to a new company and the show started with James Martin presenting just three weeks after Worrall Thompson started his ITV version.
Worrall Thompson recently represented the Midlands and East of England in the BBC's Great British Menu but was beaten by Galton Blackiston., after burning the meat course of his entry prior to the judging phase.
Worrall Thompson is a patron of FOREST, a UK-based pro-smoking lobby.