Matt went on to detail that after selling the pub he was offered the “life-changing” opportunity to spend six months in South Africa for Discovery Plus, documenting his culinary adventures.
“This Discovery job came along which required me being out for six months and I thought, ‘Well, I really want to do it, it’s a really life changing kind of moment’,” he recalled.
However, four years after selling the business, Matt landed the lead presenting role at Saturday Kitchen in 2016, taking over from veteran James.
“So, we took the plunge, jumped out of the restaurant game and fortunately I got the Saturday Kitchen gig and on we go,” he finished.
Saturday Kitchen is on BBC Two today at 10am.