Gordon Ramsay to end ‘Kitchen Nightmares’


Chef Gordon Ramsay is all over the television airwaves. He has Masterchef, currently airing on FOX, he has Hell’s Kitchen, currently airing on FOX, Masterchef Junior, which will return to FOX, and Hotel Hell, yep you guessed it, on FOX. What he won’t have anymore is Kitchen Nightmares, formerly on FOX. Ramsey announced that after he concludes the fifth season of the U.K. version, not on FOX, he will end the series. The U.S. version concluded its seventh season in May.

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"“I’m currently filming 4 new episodes, Costa Del Nightmares, for Channel 4 which will be my last. I’ve had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries. It’s been a blast but it’s time to call it a day,” Ramsay wrote on the shows website."

The series centered on Ramsay spending one week in a failing kitchen and working with, and more often than not, against, the owners of the restaurant. The episodes would end with Ramsay returning to the establishment to see how each were doing after he left. The show was the catalyst for Ramsey’s television career and skyrocketed his popularity. Known for his cooking, but also for his loud, over the top, profanity-laced tirades, my 10-year-old son calls him “Yell Chef.”

Ramsay took the time to list some facts about the show on his website, including how a 10,197-swear count was tallied throughout all his episodes. Kitchen Nightmares was also the most-viewed TV show across networks in its Friday time slot.

Ramsay will still be seen regularly in his four FOX television shows and recently Hell’s Kitchen saw its Nielson ratings increase.