James Martin returned to ITV's This Morning on Monday to stand in for the absent Phillip Schofield, but the celebrity chef wasn't exactly an overwhelming hit with viewers.
The former Saturday Kitchen host was back to present the flagship daytime series with Holly Willoughby after making a nervy debut back in April.
With Phillip away on Monday due to filming commitments, a less than confident James took his place on the sofa.
"Second time - a little bit less nervous hopefully," he said.
Holly reassured James by promising him the second time would be better. "I remember my first time I was literally in every break going 'I'm going to vomit!' but the second time is a bit easier," she said.
During the live two-hour programme, which featured an interview with The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, the 43-year-old chef didn't always appear comfortable and he stumbled over his words on occasion.
However, James admitted he was in his element at the very end of the show when he made some battered fish for Holly and showbiz reporter Rylan Clark-Neal.
This Morning viewers took to Twitter to have their say, but the reaction was mixed.
James was fab!
James Martin on This Morning is such a surreal experience it's like if Obama was on countdown - wrong yet so right
-- maddy (@mooneyfl0wer) July 4, 2016
James Martin is standing in for Philip Schofield and hosting This Morning...my day off couldn't get any better.
-- Louise Fletcher (@louisefletcher) July 4, 2016
Stick to cooking, James
Just watching This Morning with my mum. Really like James Martin but he seems to be out of his depth and comfort zone on there. Xx
-- Dazzle Hair Design (@DazzleHair) July 4, 2016
James Martin presenting This Morning like someone that's just been roped in off the street. Think your job's safe Schofe.
-- Darren Haywood (@darren_haywood) July 4, 2016
Oh. Was going to watch This Morning then saw that the personality vacuum that is James Martin is co-presenting. Bless.
-- Richard Griffith (@realRWG) July 4, 2016
Where's Phil - this morning doesn't suit James Martin #thismorning
-- S C A R Z (@melissadizzyday) July 4, 2016
Working from home today - already bitterly disappointed because Philip isn't on This Morning... It's James Martin!?
-- Kate Maxwell (@iamkatemaxwell) July 4, 2016