TV chef James Martin has told The Sun’s TV Biz that he’d never have any kind of cosmetic enhancements just to look good on telly.
And on the subject of the various cosmetic treatments that Gordon Ramsay has reportedly had – such as dermal fillers and hair transplants – James said, “If I’ve got to have my ar*e welded into my forehead to crack America, then, America, see you later.”
Speaking while filming his new show, James Martin’s Mediterranean, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, James added, “I’m never having any of that cosmetic enhancement. If you’ve got to do that to further your career, then you’ve got to question yourself.”
However, as some of his shows will be filmed in HD, James was asked if he’d worried he’ll look “flawed” in the harsh reality of HD…
He said, “HD is great as long as you’ve got make-up and hair. The only other show I’ve done with HD is The One Show, where they spray make-up all over you.”
But it seems that for his new show – which premieres tonight on the Good Food channel at 9pm – he didn’t have any make-up or any styling.
He said, “I don’t have any make-up, no hair stylist, no wardrobe.
“Before I filmed this show, I bought every colour of polo shirt twice, and that’s it.”
The straight talking Yorkshire man has become a millionaire since his cookery shows have been on air, and in addition to that, he also owns two restaurants.
When asked by the paper if he has any further career ambitions, James said, “I’m quite happy. I feel privileged and honoured to be out here doing stuff like my new show on the Good Food channel and Saturday Kitchen at the BBC.
“I’m happy, I’m content. Why would I chase for anything more?”
Here’s a clip of James appearing on Loose Women in 2009, and he went bearing cake! That’s my kinda man…