James Martin on getting a work life balance: 'I hadn’t had a day off for years'
RENOWNED CHEF CHEF MARTIN JOINED US TO SHARE MEMORIES OF HIS STATESIDE TRIP AND DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD WORK LIFE BALANCE.
James Martin first appeared on our screens over 20 years ago in Ready, Steady, Cook. With his new series, James Martin’s American Adventure, just starting on ITV, he popped by to talk about filming in the USA, making everyone hungry in the process. That food looks AMAZING.
Discussing his departure from Saturday Kitchen last year, the famous chef explained; "I’ve readdressed the balance. I didn’t have it for 15 years when I had too much television. Work was fundamental. I hadn’t had a day off for several years, or two days off together for nearly three years.
"I was doing a gig abroad and I was chatting to a gentleman the same age as me, same work ethic, really keen on work. He went out on stage literally five minutes after I spoke to him to present an award and he was dead before he hit the floor.
"I got back on the plane and thought now I’m going to readdress the balance."
After Loose Women panellist Penny Lancaster opened up about her dyslexia earlier in the show, James revealed he discovered he was also dyslexic, explaining: "I winged it on a live show. I found out I was dyslexic when I couldn't read the auto cue! Nobody has found out in 26 years.
"I always struggled at school. The teachers didn't understand learning difficulties, it doesn’t affect your intelligence."