'Saturday Kitchen' Ratings Nosedive After James Martin's Exit, As One Million Desert Show

Guest presenters have stood in since James' exit.

'Saturday Kitchen' fans have deserted the show in droves since the departure of host James Martin.

It has been revealed that over one million viewers have turned off since the chef quit the BBC One cookery show back in March.

A host of guest presenters have been drafted in to host since James' exit, but it seems fans have been left decidedly unimpressed with their stints at the head of the show.


The Sun has reported that the most recent episode, hosted by Donal Skehan, saw just 1.4m tune in, compared to the 2.4m who watched James' farewell.

A source added to the paper that the guest hosts were "not working out as well as bosses had hoped".

The likes of The Hairy Bikers, Lorraine Pascal, Michel Roux Jnr have all taken the reins of 'Saturday Kitchen' since James' decision to quit after 10 years of hosting.

<strong>Viewers haven't been impressed with the guest hosts</strong>
Viewers haven't been impressed with the guest hosts

After various reports speculated about the motivation behind his departure, James spoke out to set the record straight.

'Saturday Kitchen' airs on Saturdays at 9am on BBC One.

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