James Martin co-hosted This Morning and things got awkward with resident chef Phil Vickery


Former Saturday Kitchen host James Martin made his debut as a guest host on This Morning - but it seems too many chefs may spoil the broth.

James helped fellow chef Phil Vickery answer viewers' questions, instructing them how to chop mushrooms, make carbonara and keep Yorkshire puddings fluffy, before resident chef Phil demonstrated how to make a spatchcock roast chicken.

But many viewers thought there was some rivalry in the kitchen.

The pair have worked together before on Ready Steady Cook, with James saying: "This is really weird, it's the first time we've actually worked together for about 12 years."

Some thought they were a great team...

But others enjoyed the competitive cookery.

It wasn't the only part of the programme where James had to step back and watch - and viewers caught him with a shocked expression on his face when he met a man who cooks using his car engine.

The "carbecue" concept involves wrapping up your dinner and putting it under the bonnet while you drive, but as he was handed a carbecued camembert, James looked as though he would rather stick to traditional cooking.

One viewer worried about the roadside call-outs:

Phillip Schofield was more convinced:

Saturday Kitchen fans were delighted to see James back on TV, after he quit the morning cookery show a few weeks ago.

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Some were even jealous of Ruth Langsford...

There were the inevitable critics...

But viewers felt it was an impressive debut: