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Inside James Martin’s shock family rift as explosive side of TV chef revealed – including savage swipe at Holly and Phil | The Sun
HE’S known for his grumpy TV chef persona, but it seems James Martin's temper has a tendency to boil over.
The former Saturday Kitchen host today apologised for “any offence or upset caused” after he was accused of “bullying”by his ITV colleagues.
An employee, described as “his closest colleague”, complained following the filming of his next cookery show, James Martin’s Spanish Adventure, which followed a 2018 incident on his Saturday Morning show.
It’s been alleged that James reduced members of the crew on his upcoming show to tears in front of their colleagues, and then changed schedules that would have only given them a few hours of sleep.
It was then claimed he turned up late, despite being the one who changed the schedule.
James’ production company, Blue Marlin Television, said “lessons have been learned” – but it’s not the first time the butter-loving chef has come under fire for his behaviour, as we reveal…
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Bitter family fall out
In 2008 James fell out with his father after he made scathing remarks about his former step-mum Sarah Beth Briggs in the original version of his autobiography, Driven.
He wrote Sarah was “the ugliest woman he had ever met” and accused her of burning every ounce of his childhood, including baby pictures.
After the book was serialised in the Mail on Sunday, prior to the book’s release, James apologised to his dad's ex-wife and the original edition was withdrawn from shelves.
A statement at the time read: "Mr Martin accepts it was untrue to say his father's then-girlfriend cruelly destroyed childhood mementos of him and his sister.”
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