Famous chef type Antony Worrall Thompson has publicly apologised after being caught nicking cheese from Tesco.

The Sun published a story today saying that the Ready Steady Cook grub-ruffler had been arrested and cautioned after being caught shoplifting cheese from the Tesco's Henley-on-Thames branch. Thompson has since come out and said the following, "I am so sorry for all my recent stupid and irresponsible actions. I am of course devastated for my family and friends, whom I've let down and will seek the treatment that is clearly needed." Jesus, Anto, you nicked some cheese, ya didn't get lamped and go all Mel Gibson on a randomer, calm down. He added, "I am not the first, and I certainly won't be the last person to do something without rhyme or reason - what went through my head, only time will tell." He concluded with ,"Of course, I must also apologise sincerely to Tesco, with whom I've had a long and genuine working relationship, and to all the staff at the Henley branch, many of whom I've got to know over the years. Once again, I am so sorry and hopefully in the future I can make amends."

There's obviously something deeper going on there. Nicking cheese from Tesco seems to be the tip of the figurative iceberg. I don't know the situation, but did Tesco really need to make such a big deal about cheese? Could it not have been a misunderstanding? I really wanted to figure out a way of getting "cut the cheese" into that headline but can't figure it out... 

Mike Sheridan