James Martin paid tribute to his pal, chef Alastair Little, after he passed away at the age of 72.The 50-year-old took to social media to announce the sad news that his former Ready Steady Cook co-star had died, calling Alastair a "legend" and "godfather of British food".
Sharing a black-and-white picture of Alastair, James wrote: "So sad to hear the news one of the true godfathers of British food has passed away."I had the honour of first meeting Alastair Little at college as a young kid and later doing stints at Frith Street which was a Mecca for all foodies at the time...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 signed off: "Chef, you are and always will be a legend to me and many others.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk