Chefs rejoice; Chef Gordon Ramsay won’t be screaming and yelling in a kitchen near you anymore. The restauranteur and host of Kitchen Nightmares is hanging up his chef’s hat and parting ways with the hit television show he made famous after 12 long seasons of screaming, cursing, yelling, sighing and belittling at chefs. It turns out Ramsay wants to focus more on his other ventures and less on making people cry as he reminds them not-so-gently that their lack of talent in the kitchen is nothing short of nightmarish.
“This was the show that really propelled my TV career. I’m very grateful for the amazing team behind the series and for the support from the viewers for almost over a decade,” Ramsay wrote on his personal website about his time in nightmare kitchens. Kitchen Nightmares debuted back in 2007 in the United States on Fox and has been a hit series ever since. Ramsay has been the host of the show since its original debut back in 2004 in the UK. The show generated almost 6 million viewers the night it debuted in the states, and it has since generated 12 seasons with a total of 123 episodes loved by viewers in more than 150 countries.
“As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I’ve decided to stop making the show,” Ramsay announced on his personal website. For those who love to watch this master chef work in the kitchen, have no fear. Ramsay is not saying goodbye to the kitchen or to television, he’s merely calling it a night on this particular series. The abrasive Scott appears on four – yes, four – other series on the Fox Network. Fans can catch him on shows such as Hotel Hell, MastserChef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef Junior when they want a Ramsay fix.
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