Mr Thompson said: “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.”
The Ready Steady Cook star has made an apology to Tesco, with whom he claims to have shared a long and genuine working relationship with.
Tesco has refused to make any comments about the situation, instead describing it as a matter for the police only.
The chef’s actions may or may not be related to the closure of four of his restaurants in 2009.
Anthony Worrall Thompson claims to be devastated for letting his family and friends down with his strange actions.
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