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Could you become Blue Peter's junior TV chef?

Meet James Martin

James Martin will be taking part in our search to find the next great junior TV chef. Find out a bit more about him here.


James Martin

Full name: James Martin

Born: 1972 in Yorkshire

Lives: Hampshire

Career: Currently presenting BBC One's 'Saturday Kitchen', James Martin became a popular TV chef through his regular appearances on 'Ready Steady Cook' since 1996.


Did you know?

* Whilst studying in Scarborough, James won student of the year three years in a row!

* James has a restaurant on the Ocean Village Cruise Ship.

* In 2005 James came fourth in the series 'Strictly Come Dancing'. His professional partner was Camilla Dallerup.

* During his studies James' work was noticed by Antony Worrall Thompson who took him to work with him in London.

* James has a clumber spaniel called Fudge.

* The Yorkshire pudding recipe that James uses has caused a bit of a fuss as he insists on using eight eggs.

* When James was twelve he cooked for the Queen Mother.

* James co-owns a kitchen design/manufacturing company in St. Albans called 'Underwood Kitchens'.


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