James Martin during a cooking demostration

James Martin’s weight loss – TV chef’s appearance praised by Saturday Morning viewers

He managed to dance off five stone during his time on Strictly

James Martin has been praised by his Saturday Morning viewers who think he has lost weight – and for looking very svelte on today’s show.

One of his fans summed it up, saying: ‘You’ve worked hard. Your outfit is very slimming.”

Everyone’s favourite TV chef – don’t argue with us – has been open about his struggles with his weight – and how he has tackled extra pounds.

Here’s what he’s had to say about it.

James Martin has lost a whopping six stone over the years (Credit: SplashNews.com)

James Martin weight loss: How has he done it?

Despite a career that’s constantly surrounded by food, James has managed to lose an incredible six stone.

From serving up sweet treats on This Morning to his tasty recipes on Saturday Morning, the star has worked hard to overhaul his body.

James’ transformation first started whilst appearing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

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The chef, who weighed 19st 7lb, reportedly lost a stone in just a week.

He then went on to lose a further four throughout the competition.

Following the series, James decided to overhaul his eating and exercise habits for good.

James Martin in his kitchen on ITV show James Martin's Saturday Morning
James previously weighed 19st 7lb (Credit: ITV)

Speaking about his Strictly weight loss, James told Prima: “I lost five stone in seven weeks. I mean, I needed to!”

Meanwhile, James previously admitted he’s critical over his appearance.

He told the Daily Mail: “I just think it’s a lifestyle thing and also looking at yourself on TV…

“You get critical of yourself.  You kind of watch and go, ‘Oh God there’s a bit of a chin happening there’. And everybody’s TVs are bigger now.

“Before you used to watch TV on a small one and now they’re massive.”

James, 49, lost weight by cutting back on fatty foods and watching what he drinks.

James Martin on James Martin's Islands to Highlands
The TV chef appears on James Martin’s Islands to Highlands (Credit: ITV)

When is James next on television?

James continues his adventure across the UK in his ITV1 series tonight (August 2).

On the series, the chef is joined by special guests as they cook various dishes using local produce.

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James travels to south Wales tonight, where he is accompanied by Michelin-starred chef Stephen Terry.

The stand-out recipe of the episode is a Welsh lamb ragu served on a beautiful mountainside.

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Nancy Brown
Associate Editor