James Martin sends his fans the sweetest message

New Saturday morning show was announced yesterday

| Updated:

Yesterday we got our pinnies all in a twist as it was announced James Martin is to make a return to Saturday morning TV.

The celebrity cook, who spent 10 years hosting Saturday Kitchen on BBC One, is set to star in a rival show on ITV.

James, 44, will have his own two-hour programme called Saturday Morning with James Martin.

The chef has cut all ties with BBC, and is heading over to ITV (Credit: BBC)

Read more: Nick Knowles in fear of losing his job on DIY SOS

It’s set to start later on this year.

Confirming the news, he took to Twitter on Friday morning, and wrote: “The news is true I’m coming back to Saturday mornings”.

The new Saturday show is set to star celebrity guests as he creates recipes from around the world, but it will be in his own home.

It will be pre-recorded.

His new two-hour show is set to air later this year (Credit: Wenn)

In a statement released by the man himself, he said: “Being back on Saturday mornings feels really exciting, not a day has gone by in the last year without someone asking me if I’ll be back at that time!

“But it was really important to me to do things differently… so the new show will take some unexpected turns, watch this space!”

All kinds of happy about this.

Read more: BBC forced to apologise after bad taste post about missing mum

And the good news doesn’t stop there: the chef has teased MORE new TV – this prime time too, so we can get our fix of our favourite dish at any time!

He also took the time to thank his loyal viewers for tuning in and lending their support to his media career over the past 23 years.

What a polite man he is. They bring ’em up with manners in Yorkshire.

He wrote on Twitter: “Chuffed for team who work so hard & for the kind viewers for their support over the last 23 yrs! [sic] New shows hitting day & prime time soon!”

We can’t wait!