Saturday Morning star James Martin, 46, said he visited London’s Harrods store for a pair of shoes and ended up buying his adorable dog Ralph six years ago. Spilling all on the encounter, he said: “I have two dogs – a working cocker spaniel called Cooper and a little Lhasa Apso called Ralph that I bought p***ed from the pet store at Harrods one lunchtime!” Elaborating further, he added to the Daily Star: “It was a boozy working lunch, the day before Saturday Kitchen, and I had been celebrating. “I ended up on the top floor of Harrods thinking I was going to buy a new pair of shoes, but I ended up in the wrong department and saw these two little dogs.
“One of them was really looking at me and I thought, ‘He’s pretty cool,’ so I bought him.”
The chef regularly gives his social media fans a glimpse into his life with his dogs.
Last year, he shared a picture of Ralph wearing a pair of glasses followed by a picture of him in a Christmas hat.
Many of his 189,000 followers commented on the adorable offering, with one user writing: “Ohhhh tooooo cute xx”
A second added: “He is so gorgeous x,” while a third wrote: “Haha – what a cutie!”
Elsewhere, James recently exchanged banter with Virgin Radio host Chris Evans, 52, on the latter’s self-titled breakfast show.
The chef showcased his tan in the studio after a holiday in Maldives, prompting Chris and his co-star to make a cheeky joke about his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.
James was partnered up with Camilla Dallerup on the BBC show back in 2005, finishing in fourth place.
Commenting on his tan, Chris said: “Look at that tan. You look very Mediterranean.”
Chris’ co-star Vassos Alexander added he looked like he should be on Strictly, in which James often had a spray tan.
James revealed: “I did go for a spray tan, they used two lots of cans of spray for me.”
Chris said: “That’s when they were getting the grips with spray tan on Strictly.”
James continued: “I over sprayed the spray tanning woman who was spraying me, it’s ridiculous.
“I came out looking a different colour! It was quite cool, a good experience.”
Elsewhere, Chris has also continuously spoken out about signing up to be a contestant on the show.
In an episode of his radio show recently, he spilled: “I’ve got my contract.
“I’ve got to go for a medical because I’ve got a dodgy left knee so I can run on it, I can go straight but I have an issue with my knee so that could be a problem.”
James Martin’s Saturday Morning airs Saturdays on ITV at 9.30am.