23/08/2016 15:20 BST

Lorraine Pascale Hits Back At ‘Saturday Kitchen’ Viewers Who Criticised Her Presenting Skills

'I'm sure you're not a rude person in real life, so why on Twitter?

Considering how popular James Martin was on ‘Saturday Kitchen’, filling his shoes was always going to be a tough gig after he announced he was quitting the show earlier this year..

But after TV chef Lorraine Pascale guest presented the show over the weekend, she was left less than impressed with some of negative comments she found herself on the receiving end of.

Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp was one of Lorraine's guests on this week's show.

The 43-year-old was labelled ‘embarrassing’, ‘painful’, ‘dull’ and ‘awkward’ by some viewers following Saturday’s ‘car crash’ hour long show.

Cue Lorraine going on what can only be described as an epic Twitter rampage as she took to task pretty much every viewer who dared question her presenting abilities...


After 10 years at the helm of the cooking show, James announced in February that he’d be stepping down from his presenting role, with the BBC later confirming that he’d be succeeded by a string of guest hosts until a new permanent replacement was found.

James, who is rumoured to be joining ‘Top Gear’, admitted shortly after the announcement he was quitting that he made the decision based on the fact he hopes to get his weekends back.

He said: You know, 10 years of working every weekend with the same team [is hard].

“The BBC have been great with me about it, they understand. Ten years is a long time. And for a chef as well you’re giving up your Fridays as well.” 

James Martin announced he was quitting the show in February.

Following the announcement of his departure, Lorraine spoke of her excitement about joining the show as a guest presenter.

“I am so excited to be hosting Saturday Kitchen,” she said. “I will miss sitting at home on the sofa in my pyjamas watching James Martin but so happy to be a part of the next chapter of this quintessential show.”

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