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James Martin admits Saturday Morning co-star is 'blaming' him for causing technical issues


Former presenter of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and host of ITV’s Saturday Morning, James Martin, 48, was blamed by his guest chef, Paul Ainsworth, 42, for “crashing” his website after the pair cooked up a storm in the ITV presenter’s kitchen. While the Cornwall based chef was cooking up a storm, James had sneakily pulled a stunt on the cook in a scene reminiscent of a sketch show, which left viewers in stitches and the Padstow chef’s website “crashing”.

After Paul shared that he wanted to cook the ultimate comfort food, fluffy jacket potato topped with oxtail, he took to James’ kitchen to start the prep.

But what he didn’t know was that the ITV chef had “re-labelled” the whole of the stoves buttons.

The prank caused confusion in the kitchen, leaving both men in hysterics.

After the show, the Saturday Morning chef took to Twitter to confess to the trickery.

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He wrote: “Exactly that, he re-labelled the whole stove,” followed by a man facepalming emoji and a face crying with tears of joy emoji.

On the show, after placing his oxtail in the pan, Paul asked: “I’ll just turn the heat up a little bit on that one, which one is it chef?

James replied: “It’s the one that says front. Have you got that one? There’s only two, one says front and one says back.”

After Paul had fiddled with the knobs, James demanded: “Turn it up a bit – no not that one, that’s this one, you just put all our…”


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