23/04/2016 08:46 BST

James Martin Lands 'This Morning' Presenting Role After Quitting 'Saturday Kitchen'

Ruth Langsford has got a new co-presenter.

James Martin has landed his first presenting role since leaving 'Saturday Kitchen' last month

The celebrity chef is set to guest present 'This Morning' alongside Ruth Langsford next week. 

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James Martin left 'Saturday Kitchen' last month

James will switch from BBC to ITV as he takes the helm of the popular daytime show on Friday (29 April), in place of regular host Eamonn Holmes

And not only will be be presenting, he'll also be in the kitchen, cooking up a storm with regular chef Phil Vickery. 

James said in a statement: “I am really excited to be part of a show that has been a staple for so many people. It will be a real pleasure.”

James will host 'This Morning' alongside Ruth Langsford, as Eamonn Holmes has a day off

According to The Mirror, insiders believe it could be the start of a more permanent slot. 

"If viewers approve of the move then I’m sure bosses will be keen for him to join the This Morning family for items across summer," a source said. 

James quit 'Saturday Kitchen' after 10 years earlier this year. 

Explaining his decision at the time, he said: “You know, 10 years of working every weekend with the same team [is hard]... And for a chef as well you're giving up your Fridays as well.

"I've been on an amazing journey an amazing ride. The viewers have been incredible."

'This Morning' airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV. 

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