Chef From TV Gordon Ramsay Says He Hates Being Called A "TV Chef", Denies He Is One

"I'm a real person who works on TV"

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Gordon Ramsay, star of shows including but not limited to Boiling Point, Gordon Behind Bars, Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live, Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking', Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course, Gordon's Great Escape, Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Ramsay's Best Restaurant, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, and The F Word really hates being called a "TV chef".

The chef, who happens to work on TV but is most definitely not a TV chef, revealed the secret to his success in the industry, explaining that he is a "real person"... who just happens to work on TV.

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"I've only maintained this career in television for the past two decades because I've kept it real," Gordon told Variety.

"Some people love it, some people hate it, but the thing I'm more concerned about is that there is no bullshit. I just kept it straight and called it straight.

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"That's why today I loathe the words 'TV chef', because I'm not a TV chef, I'm a real person who works on TV. I mastered my craft and continue to push the boundaries."

The ever-sweary chef, has had big success both in the US and the UK, and went on to compare the experiences.

"If you have the same kind of energy and passion to put into the project in the US, and have triple the budget, then the show becomes three times bigger, providing the attitude and instinct is as good as it was in the UK, and I've never lost that grounding," he continued.

"That's the point I prove every time I put myself out there. I could be on a stand presenting with Michelle Obama, announcing the MasterChef Junior winner in the US, and then 24 hours later I'm on my arse in a jungle in Colombia without a pot to piss in and a security guard with an AK-47 ready to take someone down."

That latter part is likely in reference to his next endeavour, a two-part ITV documentary on cocaine called, fittingly, Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine. No, he's examining the world of cocaine, not doing it.

From: Digital Spy