Saturday Morning and Islands to Highlands host James Martin has slammed complaints from viewers, who accused him of flouting social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic. The chef was criticised by some fans of his ITV show James Martin’s Saturday Morning, who didn’t realise the episodes had been filmed before guidelines were put in place by the Government.
Sharing an announcement about the show in view of his 672,000 followers, the Saturday Morning host wrote: “Today I’m joined on #islandstohighlands by my mate @NickNairn for a luxury trip aboard The Royal Scotsman.
“On the menu today… duck a l’orange, a tasty ham and cheese toastie in the grounds of historic Scone Palace and more 2pm @itv.”
However, fans became distracted by James’ pronunciation when it aired, with one viewer telling the presenter: “James enjoying your Scottish highland programme, it’s not scone it’s pronounced Scoon.”(sic)
Another commented: “Loving today’s episode since it’s from where I’m from. Could have got @NickNairn to tell you how to pronounce Scone and Comrie though.”