James Martin’s new series will still air on ITV amid bullying allegations

James Martin has recently faced numerous claims that he's bullied numerous ITV crew members. However, the broadcaster has confirmed the TV chef's new series will still be broadcast later this year.

It was revealed last week that the 51 year old could face being axed by ITV after senior bosses were left furious at his behaviour, according to the Mail Online.

But despite these claims, the star's show, James Martin's Spanish Adventure, will hit screens in just a matter of months time.

When OK! contacted ITV for comment, they confirmed: "James Martin’s Spanish Adventure airs this Autumn on ITV1 and ITVX."

Complaints of James' behaviour followed footage being recently leaked of him swearing over 40 times to TV crew back in 2018. It was thought to be shortly after his cancer diagnosis, and the crew were reportedly in tears during the series production.

The footage, which prompted an investigation by ITV, showed James shouting they should be “f**king fried” before telling them to take their lunch break in the “f***ing rain”.

After concerns were raised in light of on-set bullying claims, James has since come forward with an apology.

In response to the controversy, James and his Blue Marlin Television production company released a lengthy joint statement, which read: "An unfortunate incident occurred after filming James Martin's Saturday Morning in 2018 where James' home was badly damaged. Blue Marlin Television accepted responsibility.

"James was shocked by what had happened and on reflection acknowledges he responded emotionally, which he wholly regrets. James apologises for any offence or upset caused, as he did at the time to the crew involved.

"Following this and some issues filming James Martin's Spanish Adventures, James and Blue Marlin Television agree that lessons have been learned which have been discussed with members of the team and with ITV," it continued.

"Blue Marlin Television and James Martin have taken on board ITV's recommendations and their sharing of best practice, and are in the process of fully implementing.

"Since the 2018 incident, Blue Marlin Television has continued to film over 500 shows at James’ home. Blue Marlin Television remains committed to ensuring the welfare of all those with whom they work is of the utmost priority."

But it seems that James has been supported by pals during all of this, with This Morning star Holly Willoughby reportedly reaching out to lend her support.

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