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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby leave James Martin red-faced with cheeky ‘piece of meat’ joke

James Martin walks off This Morning set after Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield leave him red-faced with cheeky ‘piece of meat’ joke

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby left chef James Martin red-faced on This Morning after a cheeky ‘meat’ joke at his expense, prompting him to walk off set.

The TV chef, 48, appeared on Monday’s episode of the ITV show where he whipped up a lemon drizzle cake and pork.

Giving a preview of what James would be cooking, Holly looked to the kitchen and told viewers: ‘There’s four great bits of meat over there.’

Awkward: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby left chef James Martin red-faced on This Morning after a cheeky ‘meat’ joke at his expense

To which Phillip quickly added: ‘And one of them is James Martin.’

Holly burst out laughing at the cheeky remark as James could be seen putting his head in his hands.

Phillip quickly added: ‘Sorry about that James!’ as the chef jokingly stormed off stage. 

James has been a familiar face on This Morning’s cooking segments since 2016 after he departed the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. 

Embarrased: The TV chef, 48, appeared on Monday's episode of the ITV show where he whipped up a lemon drizzle cake and pork and put his head in hands after Phillip's joke

Embarrased: The TV chef, 48, appeared on Monday’s episode of the ITV show where he whipped up a lemon drizzle cake and pork and put his head in hands after Phillip’s joke

It comes after Phillip was tipped to replace Bradley Walsh on The Chase, amid rumours the longstanding quiz show host is stepping down. 

Bradley, 60, has hosted the ITV teatime show since it began in 2009 – but rumours began to swirl that he is leaving following the announcement of a new spin-off show.

The Chase EXTRA launches next week, and will not be hosted by Bradley – although he has not stated what this means for his future on the main show.

Since the ITV spin-off show was announced, Paddy Power predicted that 2021 could be Bradley’s last year hosting The Chase, with the bookmakers the odds on him leaving to 10/11.

Walking off: Phillip quickly added: 'Sorry about that James!' as the chef jokingly stormed off stage

Walking off: Phillip quickly added: ‘Sorry about that James!’ as the chef jokingly stormed off stage

And, at 4/1, This Morning host Phillip is odds-on favourite to replace Bradley, if he were to quit, while Dermot O’Leary is second favourite at 6/1, followed by Shane Ritchie at 8/1.

The channel announced the addition of the six-part series to the ITV hub, which will see each Chaser appear on their own episode, with quiz tips and 10 questions for contestants to tackle.

Starting on 8th March, a new instalment of The Chase EXTRA will be released every Monday at 6pm.

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.

Replacement? It comes after Phillip was tipped to replace Bradley Walsh on The Chase, amid rumours the longstanding quiz show host is stepping down

Replacement? It comes after Phillip was tipped to replace Bradley Walsh on The Chase, amid rumours the longstanding quiz show host is stepping down 

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