“That’s what they’re there to do, which is fine, but I like to be able to take people out and venture around the world and say, ‘Look at this, this is really special come here’.”
“It doesn’t have to be with food, it can be the travelling, anything else. So yeah, I’m going to be doing that now.”
James previously revealed that a shock experience left him to reassess his work/life balance, talking to the Loose Women, he said,
“I was doing a gig abroad and I was chatting to a gentleman the same age as me. Same work ethic, really keen on work. He went out on stage literally five minutes after I spoke to him to present an award. And he was dead before he hit the floor.”
He admitted that the incident hit him hard, but it also provided him with the clarity he needed to take a step back from his hectic work schedule.
“I got back on the plane and thought, now I’m going to readdress the balance.”
On his exit from Saturday Kitchen, he said, “Work was a fundamental reason. I hadn’t had a day off for several years, or two days off together for nearly three years.”
Whether it’s on Bake Off or otherwise, we love seeing James on our screens.