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Saturday Kitchen chef James Martin has quit social media – here’s what happened

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Monday, 5th October 2020, 1:30 pm

Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 1:38 pm
The virtual cooking masterclass suffered from a host of technical difficulties (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Saturday Kitchen chef James Martin has quit social media after receiving backlash for his virtual cookalong event that was branded a “disaster” by attendees.

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The This Morning chef says that he has been the target of “vile abuse” by those angry that they had experienced technical issues during the sold-out cooking masterclass.

What happened?

Martin held a virtual cookery class on Saturday 3 October, which invited fans and foodies to create a three course meal alongside Martin during the 90-minute experience.

The menu was set to consist of a start of halloumi with chilli jam, a main course of chicken saute with vinegar and pilaf rice,

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Although she’s remembered as an integral part of Home Improvement, Dunning had to fight to turn Heidi into a full-fledged character. In a 2018 interview with Stars and Celebs, she revealed that for the first couple of seasons her part seemed small, only appearing in the Tool Time segments, and without much backstory. This left her feeling like she might get dropped from the show at any time, and kept her looking for other roles on different TV shows.

That changed when she was up for a multi-episode guest spot on Friends. When Tim Allen found out, Dunning says that he encouraged her to stick with Home Improvement. “He’s like, ‘I’m not going to tell you how to make your decision. I’m just going to tell you this. If you stick around, I’ll make sure I make it up to you,'” she recalled.

He kept his word, and

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