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James Martin reveals why he's ruled out marriage and babies with girlfriend Louise Davies

The celebrity chef and his girlfriend Louise have been together since 2011

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James Martin has happily been in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend Louise Davies since 2011, but the celebrity chef has no plans to propose or start a family. When asked about plans to walk down the aisle, James, 47, told the Sunday People last year: "No, it doesn't interest me in the slightest, mainly because I've catered for so many weddings, really. I admire people who do it, that's fine, but I'm quite happy. I don't need to spend 60 grand on a day, no, I'm more than happy thanks."

The Saturday Morning with James Martin star explained that he prefers to spend his hard-earned cash on his hobbies and interests, namely his car collection which includes a Chevrolet Courvette, a Lotus 340R, a 1948 Maserati and two retired Formula One motors. "My mates come round to my house and they look into my garage and I go, 'These are my babies, these are my things,' but you know, it's each to their own, isn't it?'" he said.

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The couple have been dating since 2011

James also revealed that he and his long-term partner Louise are not planning a family, with the celebrity chef instead preferring to focus on work. James met TV producer Louise on Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and the pair have been dating since 2011. The couple tend to keep a low-profile, with James rarely speaking about his girlfriend in public or sharing photos of her on social media.

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James, 47, admitted he is not planning a family

Despite focusing on his job, James admitted that he is cutting back his workload. He decided to quit his presenting role on Saturday Kitchen in 2017 after witnessing a man fall to his sudden death. The traumatic incident forced him to reassess his work-life balance, with James explaining: "I was doing a gig abroad and I was chatting to a gentleman the same age as me with a similar work ethic, really keen on work. He went on stage literally five minutes after I spoke to him to do an awards ceremony and he died before he hit the floor."

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The presenter, who was speaking on Loose Women, continued: "Just all of us were in total shock, and I got back on the plane and thought, 'Now I'm going to re-address the balance.'" The star also said that he is back cooking in his restaurant, something that he "loves".

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