James Martin made a great impact with his television debut in November 1996 and has rarely been off screen since. He was a regular chef on Ready Steady Cook, and in 2006 reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. He went on to present Saturday Kitchen for 10 years, regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million.
This year has seen James’ career soar, with new series for ITV; James Martin’s French Adventure, James Martin’s American Adventure, and a return to weekend TV in Saturday Morning with James Martin. After featuring his beloved dogs in previous series, James will host episodes of Britain’s Favourite Dogs for ITV, and Walks with my Dog for Channel 4.
James is the author of 18 popular cook books, picking up many awards along the way, as well as his autobiography Driven. His latest title James Martin’s French Adventure was published in February 2017.
James is passionate about celebrating British food, using the best ingredients to create simple, delicious recipes that are accessible to all. When not pursuing his love of food, James follows his other interests of bikes, planes and automobiles.