James Martin shares cancer diagnosis as he opens up on his ‘regular treatment’

James Martin has opened up about his cancer diagnosis.

The 51-year-old TV chef underwent surgery for facial cancer in 2018 but it has returned on "several occasions".

He had an operation before Christmas when he had finished work.

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He told The Sun: "I was then diagnosed with cancer on my face and I had to have surgery, which I couldn't do until two days before Christmas when we had finished filming.

"Since then it has returned on several occasions and I have to have regular treatments."

It comes after James responded to claims he is at the centre of a "bullying" row and has apologised for causing "offence or upset".

The TV star has been accused of bullying and intimidating crew on "multiple occasions".

According to Deadline, commercial broadcaster ITV received a complaint in May from some of his colleagues.

The complaint was handed over to Katie Rawcliffe, ITV's Head of Entertainment who later approached the presenter and his agent.

The publication claimed that James had been told that he must change his behaviour after concerns were raised during the filming of James Martin’s Spanish Adventure.

The publication also alleged that while filming James Martin’s Saturday Morning in 2018, the presenter "launched a foul-mouthed tirade against staff" when a drain in his home became blocked.

James has since addressed the allegations in a joint statement with production company Blue Marlin TV, which he runs with his agent.

A representative told Daily Star: "An unfortunate incident occurred after filming James Martin's Saturday Morning in 2018 where James' home was badly damaged. Blue Marlin Television accepted responsibility.

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"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.”

The statement went on: "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.

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“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."

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