James Martin, 47, admits giving up on marriage and kids is 'the biggest low of ...

His impressive resume has included three restaurants, one Michelin star, a ten-year spell as host of Saturday Kitchen and one fourth placed finish on Strictly Come Dancing. 

But while James Martin can look back on a hugely successful career, he admits that forfeiting the chance to settle down and raise a family will remain one of his biggest regrets. 

Speaking to the May issue of Prima,  the 47-year old Yorkshireman reveled his complete dedication to work outweighed the desire to take the conventional path of marriage and children.  

Regret: While James Martin can look back on a hugely successful career, he admits that forfeiting the chance to settle down and raise a family will remain one of his biggest regrets

Regret: While James Martin can look back on a hugely successful career, he admits that forfeiting the chance to settle down and raise a family will remain one of his biggest regrets 

He said: 'The biggest low of my career is that I’ve given up everything for it. I look at my mates and they’re all married with kids, and that’s not the case for me because I’ve been so focused on work. 

'The level of commitment it requires and the choices you have to make have a huge impact. But would I do the same thing again? Probably, because it’s made me who I am. And why does everybody have to follow the norm anyway?' 

The celebrated chef has been hosting lifestyle show Saturday Morning with James Martin from his home since 2017, launching almost a year after he walked away from long-running BBC staple Saturday Kitchen. 

Committed: Speaking to the latest edition of Prima, the 47-year old Yorkshireman reveled his complete dedication to work outweighed the desire to take the conventional path of marriage and children

Committed: Speaking to the latest edition of Prima, the 47-year old Yorkshireman reveled his complete dedication to work outweighed the desire to take the conventional path of marriage and children

Read all about it: The full interview is available in Prima’s May issue, on sale 3rd April

Read all about it: The full interview is available in Prima’s May issue, on sale 3rd April

But James insists he has no regrets about quitting the show that helped turn him into a household name in 2016, ten-years after making his first appearance in the studio kitchen. 

'Leaving the show has been beneficial to me and to everyone around me, because I’m healthier, both mentally and physically,' he explained. 

'I might be busier than ever, but now I can have time with my dogs, time at home, where we record James Martin’s Saturday Morning, and I can decide what to do and when. 

'That puts you in a much better place in your head, and in life. In many ways, it feels like I’ve got my life back.'  

Reflecting on his quality of life, James admits he has managed by adopting a mantra that he has stuck with throughout his life, particularly regarding his own health and wellbeing. 

Dedication: 'The biggest low of my career is that I’ve given up everything for it. I look at my mates and they’re all married with kids, and that’s not the case for me because I’ve been so focused on work,' he said

Dedication: 'The biggest low of my career is that I’ve given up everything for it. I look at my mates and they’re all married with kids, and that’s not the case for me because I’ve been so focused on work,' he said

He said: 'I live by the

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