Chef Gordon Ramsay is embroiled in a Twitter spat after he was asked by The One Show food reporter Jay Rayner why he still tries to humiliate people in his screaming and swearing TV shows
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Gordon Ramsay has been embroiled in a Twitter spat after food critic Jay Rayner accused the chef of making people cry on his TV shows.
Fiery chef Gordon’s screaming and swearing style has proved popular with viewers over the years, but Jay, 55 – the son of the late TV agony aunt Claire – is clearly not a fan of the latest BBC show Future Food Stars of the Hell’s Kitchen star.
The show puts 12 contestants through their paces to showcase their culinary skills in a bid to win a £150,000 investment from 55-year-old Gordon himself to help them start their grocery business.
But Jay, the food reporter for The One Show and a critic on MasterChef, decided to share his thoughts on the show’s fifth episode on Thursday night, when he posted a tweet accusing his TV rival of eating his having “humiliated” candidates.
Jay tweeted: “Is that still all you got @GordonRamsay? yell at people? insult people? humiliate people? make people cry? Then hit the air when the cameras go off?”
Minutes later, Gordon hit back in a quote tweet posted to his own account: “Jay, you inspire me every day…especially after your performance on The Weakest Link. Goodbye.”
Jay refused to back down, further insisting, “I won the first time, mate. The second time I was third. And not once have I made anyone cry.”
Gordon’s testy retort read, “Jay, your professional job is stuffing your face on the backs of great chefs. When will you get a real job? Goodbye.”
Jay defended his appeal, then replied, “My work life is a little more complicated, Gordon Love. I am an author, also of books.
“For example, I have written all the books that have my name in them.
In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic when many restaurants had to close, Jay announced that he would not write negative reviews.
He wrote in The Guardian: ‘It doesn’t mean giving good reviews to bad places or not taking criticism into account.
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“It just means that if I can’t be generally positive, I won’t make a review and move on.” However, he once criticized London’s Dorchester Hotel for charging £36 for a salad.
Several of Jay’s followers on Twitter felt that he had taken the upper hand in his argument with Gordon, with one of the words: “I love this back and forth. Think Jay is up front!
“But is an amateur golfer a profession? They’re still sponsored, so they get an income, but they’re called amateurs?”
Another added: “Referee. Stop the fight. Gordon is unable to go on,” while a third explained, “Without critics you wouldn’t have the Michelin stars you cherish so much and bang on so much.
“You need him more than he needs you. Also, you’re constantly inviting food critics to your shows.”
However, some offered support for Gordon, with a poster arguing: “I think there’s a little bit more to GR’s working life than yelling and swearing, I think that was the point he was getting at dear,” and another argued, “Jay, you’re coming across as pompous Wally, please stop.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/gordon-ramsay-grilled-make-people-26778374 Gordon Ramsay has been grilled by food critic Jay Rayner about why he needs to make people cry