James Martin makes pasta for his village amid coronavirus pandemic

CANNES, FRANCE - APRIL 03:  Chef James Martin attends the 'James Martin's French Adventure' photocall at La Rotonde on April 3, 2017 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Eric Catarina/Getty Images)
James Martin attends the 'James Martin's French Adventure' photocall at La Rotonde in Cannes in 2017 (Eric Catarina/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef James Martin has been hard at work making pasta for his neighbours amid the coronavirus crisis.

The cook, 47, decided to do his bit for his village as food continues to fly off shelves in shops and supermarkets across the country.

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He posted a short video on Twitter showing several bags of different sorts of pasta ready to be dished out.

“40kg done for the village and now for some more,” he wrote.

“Only sound is birds tweeting.

“Love doing this. Love my job.”

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The pasta evidently went down a storm as just a couple of hours later Martin posted another message on Twitter saying that the food had run out already.

However, he assured everyone that more was on its way.

“Oooppps sorry village, all gone...hope you like it and I will make more ASAP,” he said.

Fans were very impressed with the star’s gesture.

One person posted on Twitter: “Well done James this is why you are the UKs favourite chef and top bloke!”

“Lovely things you’re doing @jamesmartinchef. Heart-warming seeing so many people pull together for good,” another person tweeted.

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“So kind! What a lovely thing to do to support your local community! x,” said another,

“Wish I lived in your village x,” said another fan.

Martin is best known for cookery series such as Ready Steady Cook and Saturday Kitchen, which he hosted for many years before stepping down in 2016.