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James Martin Reveals Real Reason He Quit 'Saturday Kitchen'

James Martin made an emotional departure in March.

15/05/2016 10:42 | Updated 16 May 2016

James Martin made an emotional departure from 'Saturday Kitchen' in March , and now he's revealed the reason he had to leave. 

The popular host has weathered rumours about the motivation behind his departure - a sulk over a non-existent 'Top Gear' job was one, refusal to make omelettes in public was another - but it turns out the truth is more mundane, that "10 years is a long time". 

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James Martin presented 'Saturday Kitchen' for a decade

James tells the Sunday Mirror he had got tired of giving up two days of his week, being in bed by 9pm on Fridays, up at 3am on Saturdays. He adds he's just taken his first holiday in seven years, and found himself on a Saturday morning walking around Disneyworld, thinking "this is surreal". 

He won't be idle for long. James has already landed a guest presenting role on 'This Morning', sitting in for Eamonn Holmes, and signalling he's open to offers beyond his old BBC home. 

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