James Martin slated by viewers for ‘scruffy’ appearance on This Morning – but he had a very good excuse

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James Martin appeared live on This Morning today to offer viewers a Monday morning cooking tutorial.

As the iconic British telly chef demonstrated how to whip up a delicious deep fried fish ball and a decadent cheesecake via video link from his lavish Hampshire home, This Morning viewers couldn’t help but notice him looking a little dishevelled.

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Taking to social media to comment on the foodie pro’s loose appearance, one fan wrote, ‘#jamesmartin scruffy iron your shirt you look like you have just got out of bed #ThisMorning.’

Blimey James, you could have at least ironed your shirt. Scruffy beggar! #ThisMorning,’ added another, spotting his wrinkled shirt.

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A third piped up to say the same thing, but admitted they’re keen on James’ relaxed style, typing, ‘I like James Martin's scruffy look#ThisMorning.’

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James Martin with more beard,’ another continued, adding some heart-eyed emojis.

Luckily, James made sure to explain why he was looking a little less put together than usual and his excuse is totally valid.

The cooking expert began chatting to This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford about his return to the restaurant industry following the coronavirus lockdown, recalling the serious hard work he’s been putting in at his own eateries.

“I’m working 7 days a week. I worked 104 hours this week hence the beard and why the hair’s a bit of a mess," he explained.

“So I apologise for that. As soon as I finish this I’m straight back for service this afternoon and tonight.”

We will let you off, James!

Caitlin Elliott