James Martin

James Martin


6/30/1972, Malton, North Yorkshire

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James has been cooking since he was five, and at twelve he cooked for the Queen Mother. He then went on to college, becoming the top student three years running and there his talent was noticed by top chef, Antony Worrall Thompson. From then on, James' career grew.…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • James: I wouldn't put David Beckham on my list of style icons. Any man who wears a skirt is having a laugh.

    • James: I have to curb my natuarl preference for pointed shoes otherwise I end up looking like some cartoon character.

    • James: I have a black jacket with mutlicoloured squares from Principles. I bought it in the mistaken belief that I wanted to look like Jason Donovan.

    • James (on his cruise ship): I do put in an eighteen hour day. I'm not just poncing about.

    • James: Going from a chef with four million viewers to Saturday night prime-time with fifteen million tuning in is a whole different level.

    • James (on Strictly Come Dancing): I want to succeed and, of course, the ultimate prize would be to win. I can guarantee that I will try harder than anyone else on the show.

    • James (on Strictly Come Dancing): At 6'4" it'd be really bad if my partner was short! But the worst thing to happen would be to fall on my bum... or worse still, what if I dropped her?!

    • James (on Strictly Come Dancing): I'm used to putting in the hours. I will give this my best shot and hope the judges and public will notice my hard work even if I'm not quite Fred Astaire.

    • James (on Strictly Come Dancing): For a chef the idea of a gym is like hell on earth so hopefully I can get fit and have fun too. Plus I enjoy a challenge.