Leaked recording reveals ‘bully’ TV chef James Martin's furious foul-mouthed rant at crew
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TV chef James Martin can be heard going on a 'foul-mouthed' outburst over a blocked drain in a leaked recording.
The recording was shared with the Sun, following allegations of ‘bullying’ and ‘intimidating’ behaviour on the set of one of his food travel shows, James Martin’s Spanish Adventure.
In the 10-minute clip, Martin swears 42 times as he complained about a drain being blocked at his home while he was trying to film James Martin’s Saturday Morning.
“I am absolutely furious, beyond belief. It’s my home, it’s my house. It’s my f**ing house,” Martin rages in the clip.
“Nobody listens, nobody f**king listens do they. I will not put up with this, this is b***ocks.
“A driveway that cost me £26,000 is f**ked because somebody put a load of oil in the f**king bin that’s now dripped everywhere and f**king ruined my driveway.
“If this was somebody’s house you would end up with a massive bill. People would get fired and rightly so, if this was working for Endemol your a**e would be f**king fried.
“Show me and show my house more f**king respect - if not, you’re gone.
“But if I haven't got a plumber round at my house to give me a quote and a guy to tarmac by tomorrow, somebody is going to get fired.
“Senior members of our staff will get f**king fired because I‘m sick of it. I’m sick of being treated like a f**king piece of sh*t.
“Get in first thing in the morning, last thing at night, first there, last to go, I’m sick of it.
“I do it because I’m 100 percent professional so everybody else do the f**king same.
“I bust my bo****ks off, there is nobody on that studio floor that works more than what I f**king do.
“If you don't like it, p**s off.
“I’m not interested in paying people a f**king fortune and having to deal with a s**t aftermath afterwards.”
In a series of tweets, Martin apologised for the outburst and said it had taken place amid ‘one of the most fraught and difficult periods’ of his life as he dealt with a cancer diagnosis, a death in the family and break-in at his home.
He wrote: “Firstly, I would like to publicly and sincerely apologise to the crew involved in this incident, as I did at the time.
“I have always strived to keep my private life private. However, since details of a conversation, which was secretly recorded in January 2018, are now five years later being made public by a former member of our production team, I have decided to make a statement.
“The end of 2017 was one of the most fraught and difficult periods of my life. I was dealing with the death of my last living grandparent, my grandfather, and on account of work commitments I could not attend his funeral.
“Later that month I was burgled at night by a team of masked men, who entered my house while my partner Louise was at home alone and I was away working. I was devastated that she had to go through that alone.
“On top of this I was then diagnosed with cancer on my face and I had to have surgery, which I couldn't do until two days before Christmas when we had finished filming. Since then it has returned on several occasions and I have to have regular treatments.
“After all this stress I was in a very emotional state, and when after filming in early January 2018 I discovered my home had been flooded while filming, I was extremely upset. I can only say I am human and following a build-up of personal life pressure, I admit that I overreacted regarding the damage to my home.”