Saturday Morning host James Martin is a firm favourite on ITV with his culinary surprises. The 47-year-old has opened up about his childhood where he revealed he had apologised to his grandad after he made a secret purchase for him.
The TV chef spoke candidly about his family life and divulged details of his grandad’s love of gardening.
James recalled the moment he purchased his grandfather a lawnmower with the pocket money he received.
Speaking to GQ Magazine, he explained: “When I first made a bit of pocket money, washing pots in a restaurant when I was 12 years old, my grandad loved his gardening so I bought him a Flymo mower.
“And about 16 years later, when my granny passed away, I was clearing out the shed and the Flymo was in the back of the shed untouched.”
James Martin issues heartfelt apology amid family revelation
James Martin spoke candidly about his childhood
The small-screen star admitted his grandad had never used the lawnmower, despite his love of gardening.
“My grandad never wanted to use it,” James remarked. “I would phone him up and say, ‘Sorry I bought you this.'”
Meanwhile, James recently took to Instagram and unveiled his latest hobby while in lockdown.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, people have taken up various new interests from cycling to knitting.
James is no different as the TV chef has been keeping busy gardening, renovating his kitchen, cooking and now fly fishing.
Taking to Instagram, the busy chef updated fans on his latest venture sharing the gorgeous snaps.
In view of his 395,000 followers, James shared a montage of images where he fished along a stunning river.
He captioned the post: “On the River Test…new hobby, fly fishing.”
James Martin has been keeping busy while in lockdown
Celebrity pals and fans alike flocked to comment on his latest pastime.
Kate Thornton commented: “How have you found time for a new hobby?”
A fan remarked: “Looks so lovely. Great pictures too. Tell us what you catch and have a lovely evening.”
While a third person added: “Lockdown has its benefits, beautiful.”
Elsewhere, James’ pet pooch got into a spot of bother after he went on a 100-mile journey when he shouldn’t have.
The TV chef posted a picture of his guilty-looking pet Cooper in the back of a car, with a boot full of boxes.
Alongside the social media snap, the presenter wrote: “The face of a dog that’s just realised he’s 100 miles from home because he jumped in the car when he shouldn’t have.”
Saturday Morning airs today on ITV at 9.30am.