PUBLISHED: 18:00, Sun, Oct 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:00, Sun, Oct 4, 2020
Saturday Morning host James Martin, 48, has announced he will be taking a break from social media after receiving a number of "vile" comments from his followers after suffering from technical difficulties throughout his live cookery masterclass yesterday. The This Morning favourite informed his Instagram followers it will be his "last post" for the foreseeable future.
This will be my last post
It comes after James initially apologised for the "loss of connection" many experienced throughout the evening in view of his 469,000 followers.
Alongside a selection of pictures of the courses he had put together from scratch during the live session, James wrote: "Dinner .... first cook along ... so sorry about the loss of connection partway through as you can imagine it was out of my hands .... did my best given the situation I was left in ... now the house is flooded with the dam rain .... long night ahead..."
Fans were quick to express their thoughts as one told the host it was "an absolute disaster".
One penned: "I want my money back ... shocking..."
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James Martin confronts 'vile' comments (Image: WENN/ITV)
James Martin receives backlash after live cooking session (Image: James Martin Instagram)
Another wrote: "We had frozen pizza and I’ll roast the chicken tomorrow. I appreciate it’s not your fault James, but this was a disaster for many of us."
Many told the chef they had a great time as they managed to carry on and "piece the blanks together" despite losing connection.
Today, James decided to address the backlash he received with a lengthy statement in his last post for a while.
He began: "Having seen some of the comments posted online regarding last night’s cook along and the anger towards me given the technical issues that the production team were having, I would like to apologise again for this and I will be chasing up with Live Nation, the production company, IT team and all the people they hired, to find out the problem.