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James Martin's relationship history - savage Bond brainiac dumping and refusal to marry

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James Martin has led a wonderful career in the food and TV game, but he also has an intriguing life away from the camera too.

He hit headlines this week over his decision to split from famous ex Barbara Broccoli in 2008.James, 49, who made his name on the cooking show circuit and is in the restaurant business himself, said there had been an 'imbalance' between them.He said that this imbalance led him to realise that things wouldn’t work out between him and his beau from across the pond.

They met at a charity auction where there had been an instant click between them, the Mirror reported. Barbara Broccoli, 61, is an American film producer who has worked on a number of high profile films including a huge array of James Bond films.She has produced the likes of No Time to Die, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Quantum of Solace, amongst others.In 2013 she was part of the BAFTA-winning team to take home Outstanding British Film for Skyfall.She has been working on the Bond franchise since she was just 17, working in the publicity department for The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977.She is reported by the Mirror to have an astonishing net worth of £300million.James Martin broke up with his girlfriend Barbara Broccoli after she tried to buy him a £180,000 supercar.The sporty motor made by Aston Martin was intended as a gift from ultra-rich Barbara, but in the end, it turned out to be the final nail in the coffin for their relationship.He said: “It wasn’t as if it was my birthday or Christmas – it was just a spur of the moment thought.“In the end I said, ‘If I want something, I’ll work for it.

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