20 August 2009, 02:37
Former Hell's Kitchen contestant Jody Latham has said he will not do reality television again.
The actor said the only reason he agreed to take part in the show was to gain experience.
He told Digital Spy: "The only reason I did it was because I wanted to open a restaurant and wanted to get an insight into what that might involve.
"It made me realise very quickly that it wasn't for me; it was clear it would be too much on top of the acting and I knew I just couldn't do it all."
He added: "To watch Marco [Pierre White] at work was amazing and I did really love being out on the restaurant floor and chatting to everyone.
"I know I wasn't doing what I was supposed to, but I love the chat and I couldn't help it.
"I'm going to stick to what I know from now on. No more reality TV. And definitely no more cooking."
The 26-year-old was the first person sacked by chef Marco in the 2009 series of Hell's Kitchen.
During his time on the show he fell out with his fellow contestants and following his sacking he left the show for good, failing to turn up for his exit interview.
American actress Linda Evans won the public vote for the 2009 series.
Last updated: 20 August 2009, 11:01