James Martin pays tribute to Ready, Steady, Cook ‘legend’ Alastair Little after his ‘sad’ death

4 Aug 2022, 10:36
4 Aug 2022, 10:41

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James Martin paid heartbreaking tribute to a Ready, Steady ,Cook “legend” on Instagram last night (Wednesday, August 3).

The 50-year-old chef revealed the “sad” news on his social media for his 696k followers to see.

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James Martin pays tribute on Instagram

Last night saw James take to Instagram to share some sad news.

The celebrity chef shared a black-and-white photo of a young Alastair Little – along with a lengthy caption.

“So sad to hear the news one of the true godfathers of British food has passed away,” he wrote.

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He then went on to say that he had had the “honour” of meeting Alastair at college – and later on Ready, Steady, Cook “and beyond”.

“The man was a legend in so many’s eyes and mine and my thoughts go to his family and friends,” he continued.

“Chef, you are and always will be a legend to me and many others. RIP.”

James’ followers reacted to the post (Credit: BBC)

Fans pay tribute too

Plenty of James’ followers took to the comments to pay tribute too.

“How sad RIP Alastair #angeloffood,” one follower commented.

“Omg, such sad news and one of the legends,” another said.

“RIP Alastair Little – very sad news,” a third wrote.

“I am so very sorry for the loss of such a lovely man and wonderful chef. Rest easy now Alastair Little,” another commented.

James came under fire recently (Credit: ITV)

James Martin news

The celebrity chef’s sad tribute comes not soon after he made some controversial comments.

During a recent interview, James revealed that he loves fishing, as well as shooting birds.

“Fishing-wise, a friend of mine has a nice stretch on the River Test and another mate of mine has a bit of the River Itchen so I get out there whenever I can,” he said.

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Later in the interview, he said: “Shooting wise I enjoy pheasant and partridge shooting but mostly I love picking up with Cooper.”

“The Guns always look a bit surprised when they see me at lunchtime. At the end of the day, I always take away 60-70 brace straight back to my restaurants.”

Surely his comments won’t have gone down well with animal lovers!

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