If you’ve had a James Martin-shaped hole in your life since the TV chef decided to leave Saturday Kitchen last year, you’ll be thrilled to hear that he’s coming back to keep you company on Saturday mornings.
And the wait is finally over because the celebrity chef has revealed when his new Saturday show will premiere – and we won’t have to wait long!
As well as sharing the first trailer for Saturday Morning with James Martin, the chef also revealed the show will premiere on 2nd September.
In the 30-second trailer, we can see James ‘doing the things he loves’ – having a lot of fun cooking in his own kitchen with guests like Martine McCutcheon, cooking in the great outdoors and undertaking crazy recipe challenges.
James Martin first announced the amazing news that he would be coming back to our screens in May this year. Confirming the news on Twitter, James said at the time: ‘The news is true I’m coming back to Saturday mornings!
‘Chuffed for team who work so hard & for the kind viewers for their support over the last 23 yrs! New shows hitting day & prime time soon!’
James Martin’s move to BBC’s competitor ITV follows his decision to leave Saturday Kitchen, which he hosted for 10 years before quitting last year.
He has since worked with ITV on his daytime show, James Martin’s French Adventure, which aired at the beginning of this year. He will also soon be fronting another daytime show – James Martin’s American Adventure.
James Martin’s French Adventure aired on ITV earlier this year
‘ITV is just such a wonderful broadcaster and an absolute pleasure to work with’, James said in a statement. ‘Me and my team feel right at home here and are really excited about growing our relationship with the new projects we have coming up.
‘Being back on Saturday mornings feels really exciting. Not a day has gone by in the last year without someone asking me if I’ll be back at that time. But it was really important to me to do things differently, so the new show will take some unexpected turns; watch this space.’
How will Saturday Morning with James Martin be different from Saturday Kitchen?
It’s clear James fancied a change after his departure from the BBC show, and it sounds like his new Saturday morning gig will indeed come with a few changes.
Unlike its BBC rival Saturday Kitchen, which is filmed live with its new host Matt Tebbutt, Saturday Morning with James Martin will be pre-recorded. The location? James’ actual home!
He will still welcome celebrity guests from the worlds of entertainment, sports and food, but instead of hosting the show in a studio, James will be whipping up his dishes in his own kitchen.
The show will also be two hours long, slightly longer than Saturday Kitchen which is currently one hour and 30 mins.
What recipes will James Martin be making on Saturday Morning with James Martin?
Saturday Morning with James Martin recipes will probably include some of his best family classics, like this roast chicken recipe with red peppers, chorizo and chilli.
We can probably expect Sunday dinner recipes from James on his show
We’d like to bet that brunch will also be one of his hot topics, so fingers crossed he’ll be whipping up his mouthwatering bacon and maple syrup waffles at some point on his new show.
We’d love to see James whip up his famous waffles!
Who’s excited to see which desserts James will whip up on his new show?
When will Saturday Morning with James Martin air?
Saturday Morning with James Martin will premiere 2nd September on ITV.
Are you excited about James Martin’s new Saturday show? Let us know in the comments section!