Irish chef Donal Skehan set to make debut on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen

Chef and food writer Donal Skehan is set to present this weekend's Saturday Kitchen.

Former anchor James Martin left the show last month after a 10 year stint. He recently revealed that his resignation was down to budget cuts in the BBC, but he is happy he's "off the leash" now.

Donal will be the third celebrity chef to join the show, following on from Michel Roux Jr and Lorraine Pascale.

Saturday Kitchen has become an institution at the BBC and a big part of many people’s weekend routine, so there is huge pressure, but I’m really excited about the challenge of a live show and looking forward to cooking some delicious dishes,” Donal told The Irish Times.

Images: Donal Skehan