Who is Andy Grant? Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant’s wife, documentary and how he lost his leg revealed

2 September 2019, 13:59

Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Andy Grant
Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Andy Grant. Picture: BBC

By Zoe Adams

Andy Grant is set to take on the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen but how old is the runner? Here’s everything you need to know about the contestant.

Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant Andy Grant is about to compete in one of the most tense kitchens on TV, but who is he? And how did he lose his leg?

Who is taking part in Celebrity MasterChef 2019? See the full line-up here

Famous for his athletics achievements on the running track, the 35-year-old is set to compete against Kellie Maloney, Vicky Pattison and many other celebrity faces.

So who is Andy Grant? Does he have a wife? Here’s everything you need to know:

Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant Andy Grant
Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant Andy Grant. Picture: Twitter • Andy Grant

Who is Andy Grant?

From Liverpool, Andy is a retired runner who has won two gold medals and a bronze at the Invictus games. In July 2016 he also broke the record to become the world’s fastest single leg amputee.

Prior to his success on the tracks, Andy was a former royal marine. He was also the star of the documentary Paragon where he revealed all about his life and career.

How did Andy Grant lose his leg?

In February 2009, Andy was seriously injured in an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan which led to him having his right leg amputated in November 2010.

It’s reported Andy suffered a total of 27 injuries.

Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Andy Grant
Celebrity MasterChef 2019: Andy Grant. Picture: Twitter • Andy Grant

Who is Andy Grant’s partner?

Andy Grant is in a relationship with Leonie whom he welcomed daughter Alba with in 2014.

The former marine is also a big part of his girlfriend’s other two children’s life.

Andy Grant is set to appear on Celebrity MasterChef 2019 alongside Dom Parker, Love Island’s Dr Alex and Dillian Whyte.

When is Celebrity MasterChef 2019 on?

Celebrity MasterChef begins on Monday, September 2 at 9pm.