Saturday Kitchen's new guest host line up revealed

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Editor 22nd March 2016
The BBC has announced the list of guest hosts who are set to present the live Saturday morning cookery show. James Martin will be hosting his last episode, after 10 years on the show, on 26 March. Michel Roux Jnr (17)The confirmed lineup will include: Lorraine Pascale, Michel Roux Jr., Rick Stein, John Torode, Gennaro Contaldo, Ching-He Huang and Matt Tebutt. Chef patron at Le Gavroche, Michel Roux Jr, is due to be the first guest host on the show. Michel said: “I’m very much looking forward to being the first guest host of Saturday Kitchen. "I’ve been a fan of the show for many years and can’t wait to cook up some magic with some of the great chefs the show attracts."

>>> Read: Michel Roux Jr celebrates 25 years at Le Gavroche

Presenter of MasterChef on BBC One, John Torode, said: “I have always loved being on the show and am really excited to be part of the new Saturday Kitchen family.” James Martin has hosted the show since 2006, after replacing Anthony Warall Thompson. James' last show will be Saturday, 26 March. Former model and television cook, Lorraine Pascale said: “I am so excited to be hosting Saturday Kitchen. 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 cookery show."

>>> Read: James Martin to head up new cookery school at Chewton Glen

Saturday KitchenThe BBC said they will be marking James' last show with 'a number of special treats...the studio will be packed with plenty of nostalgia, classic clips from James’ tenure, and surprise appearances by some of the big name chefs who have made his ten years so memorable.' Viewers will also have the chance to vote for James' food heaven or food hell - a regular item on the show normally directed at the main guest - in which James will be cooking with either his favourite ingredient, butter, or least favourite, horseradish. James will continue to host 'Saturday Kitchen Best Bites' on BBC Two Sunday mornings. By Charlie Calderwood  

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd March 2016

Saturday Kitchen's new guest host line up revealed