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James Martin


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United Kingdom

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Renowned celebrity chef and TV presenter

Born in 1972 in North Yorkshire, James Martin is a celebrity chef and popular TV presenter. His passion for cooking began at a young age when his father became the catering manager at York’s Castle Howard. Trips to France as a teenager also fanned the flames of Martin’s appreciation for fine food and wine.

In 1988 he began catering training at Scarborough Technical College, where he was named Student of the Year for three years in a row. After moving to London in 1991, Martin found himself working in some of the city’s top kitchens including One Ninety Queen’s Gate, Alastair Little in Soho and Harvey’s in Wandsworth. He also landed coveted positions as a junior pastry chef at Chewton Glen in 1993 and head chef at Hotel Du Vin in 1994.

Martin first began his TV career in 1996 with Sky One and then went over to BBC’s Ready Steady Cook and The Big Breakfast. Today he is best known as the former host of BBC’s popular cooking show Saturday Kitchen. Since moving to ITV in 2016, he has presented James Martin's American Adventure, Saturday Morning With James Martin and James Martin's French Adventure.

In October 2020, Martin held his first ever livestream cookery masterclass. During the 90-minute interactive experience, he taught participants how to prepare a mouth-watering three-course meal while sharing tips, tricks and skills.

In May 2021, he announced his James Martin Live tour, a true gastronomic experienced complete with cooking demonstrations and special guests, for March and April 2022.

About the show, Martin said, “Of course, I’ll be cooking and trying to teach everyone some tips and tricks but fear not, there will be plenty of humour injected into these shows so prepare to have a really good night out.”


James Martin announces 2022 UK tour

James Martin announces 2022 UK tour

The celebrity chef will be visiting 18 towns and cities across the UK entertaining audiences with live demonstrations and cooking tasks. James Martin Live will also feature some very special guests. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 7 May 2021.


James Martin announced a UK tour from 3 March – 4 April 2022.

James Martin Live will be stopping in the following UK cities in 2022:

  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Bath
  • Brighton
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Harrogate
  • Nottingham
  • Cardiff
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Oxford
  • Ipswich
  • Southend
  • London

Tickets for James Martin's 2022 tour dates go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 7 May 2021. Get tickets 24 hours early in the presale which opens from 10:00 on Thursday 6 May 2021.

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years or older.