The son of TV chef Rachel Allen has spoken of her 'devastation' at the arrest of her son Joshua in a £27,000 drug bust.
Eek, Matthew Kelly left Saturday Kitchen viewers everywhere absolutely mortified after he was “casually racist” to Japanese chef Jun Tanaka during a live interview on the show. The former Stars In Their Eyes presenter made the assumption that Jun was in the studio to cook Japanese food, however, the chef is actually a French-Mediterranean specialist and was born in New York and raised in Britain.
James Martin has explained the real reason he decided to leave his role at the helm of Saturday Kitchen, denying the various rumours that budgets cuts or omelettes were behind his decision to bow out. James left the show in March, with guest presenters, including Lorraine Pascale and Michel Roux Jr, stepping in while a permanent replacement is found. Admitting that he didn’t think his departure would be ‘such a big deal’, James jokingly compared his exit to One Direction’s hiatus, telling The Mirror: “I genuinely said to my agent, ‘Stick it out there, but no one will be bothered,’ and next minute it was all over the papers.
The BBC have announced an exciting line-up of guest hosts to replace James Martin after he leaves his spot as the host of ‘Saturday Kitchen’. James will sadly present his last episode the Saturday morning programme this week (March 26), and he’ll most definitely be missed (though he will still be on Saturday Kitchen Best Bites). The Beeb have made sure to book some big names as replacements, with the celebrity chefs rotating on a one-week only presenting basis.
Last week James Martin shocked us all when he revealed that he was quitting ‘Saturday Kitchen’, and the TV chef has now opened up about his rather bizarre contract. Y’see, James is actually banned from making omelettes in public due to the fact he oversees the popular Omelette Challenge part of the cooking show. Speaking in a new interview, James explained: “I’m pretty sure there’s a clause in the contract somewhere that I’m not allowed to make an omelette in public.
Behind the scenes James Martin was struggling and has now revealed he felt his role as host on Saturday Kitchen was a nightmare due to “moaning viewers”, budgets being slashed – and no payrise despite solid viewing figures. James said: “That wasn’t my decision.
Instead, James Martin, the presenter of essential weekend viewing Saturday Kitchen, has announced that he’s stepping down from the role after ten years at the helm. James has been the host of the show since 2006, taking over from Antony Worrall Thompson. Gregg Wallace was the first to host the show when it began in 2002.
Whether you’re after genuine insight from the world of cuisine, recipes, travel or simply some perfect hangover viewing, ‘Saturday Kitchen’ has become something of a telly institution since it first launched way back in 2002. - It was originally broadcast on BBC Two as part of the Open University. As such, it had a tiny budget, so showing clips from BBC shows from the likes of Keith Floyd and Rick Stein was done more out of necessity than choice, because it cost nothing and it filled space.