James Martin got emotional on his weekend cooking show on Saturday as he celebrated 200 episodes of the show airing on ITV.
The famous chef, 49 years old, was fighting back tears when his famous friends and past guests on the show congratulated him on a sweet video montage.
He has been hosting James Martin’s Saturday Morning since 2017 and the popular program sees him recommend best recipes while he cooks from his home.
Tearful: James Martin was thrilled at his weekend cooking show on Saturday as he celebrated 200 episodes of the program airing on ITV.
As he celebrated the milestone of the show, James was seen wiping tears from his eyes as he became overwhelmed watching the montage.
The video, which aired during Saturday’s show, saw fellow chefs Paul Ainsworth, Atul Kochhar, José Pizarro and Dipna Anand, among others, send James their best wishes.
In one sweet tribute, Welsh chef Stephen Terry held up a board decorated with the number “200” on it and sparklers flaming out the sides to celebrate the achievement.
As Brian Turner spoke in front of a huge portrait of himself, he said sweetly to James: ‘Son, we are very proud of you. Keep it up. ‘
Emotional: The famous 49-year-old chef fought back tears when his famous friends – including Brian Turner – and past guests on the show congratulated him on a sweet video montage.
In a separate clip, Italian chef Francesco Mazzei joked: ‘You’re pretty good at what you do! I think you could make the dough a little better, but you’re great! ‘
And Lisa Goodwin-Allen stepped away from the oven to splash over how much she enjoys being involved with his kitchen show, as she often joins James in the kitchen.
‘It’s a great Saturday show and I love being a part of it. Thank you, ‘she added.
During the video montage, James could be seen reacting to the tributes and wiping tears from his eyes as he became emotional listening to their kind words.
As the camera returned to James in the studio, he thanked his friends for their congratulatory comments and raised a glass to them because he said it was “incredible.”
Milestone: James returned to Saturday morning television with his two-hour show James Martin’s Saturday Morning in 2017
He then tried to lighten the mood, as he looked visibly emotional, joking, ‘Only Brian Turner could have an oil painting of himself behind his head in his house.’
James returned to Saturday morning television with his two-hour show James Martin’s Saturday Morning in 2017.
It came a year after he left Saturday Kitchen after a decade at the helm of the BBC cooking program.
Last October, he published his cookbook Butter and revealed to the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine that he originally wanted to call the book Fat.
‘Fat – that’s what I wanted to call it – and they said,’ Mmm, maybe not … ‘But the next one will be called Fat,’ he then revealed ridiculously.
Chef: It came a year after James (pictured in March 2019) left Saturday Kitchen after a decade at the helm of the BBC cooking show.
In the book, James shares some of his favorite new dishes and old classics – everything from delicious treats like roasted crab with lime and chili, Barnsley chops with goat cheese butter, to sweet treats including cinnamon with caramel butter dipping, curtain and baklava. .
James admitted that the response to his cookbook was “overwhelming” and had to temporarily go out on social media because he was inundated with messages.
‘The response was overwhelming,’ he said. ‘Cooks treat butter like olive oil, and for me it’s always been about food – delicious food. You can’t make good food with margarine – it’s ugly. Do we need to lecture? Can we just enjoy it as it is?
– Butter is a natural ingredient. I’ve spent my entire career using butter without compromise and without a substitute, mostly because it doesn’t exist. We shouldn’t take butter for granted.
‘It’s such an essential part of our food lives all over the world that it’s amazing that many more haven’t written books about it before. Butter is unique and natural, and we don’t have to kill an animal to make it. ‘
James and his team wrote the book in 21 days during the Covid-19 lockdown and photographed the plates on the floor of their Hampshire home.
Delicious: Last October, he published his cookbook Butter and revealed to the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine that he originally wanted to call the book Fat.