Ian Hyland shares his opinion on the series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on Channel 4, in which the celebrity chef explores different cuisines of hard-to-reach places
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Gordon Ramsay had a big announcement for us Wednesday night: “Usually, I draw lines when shoveling poo.” A bold statement, to be sure.
No less disastrous for any BBC One viewer ever risked watching his current lame duck Future Food Stars. Or really any BBC One audience that still remembers him foul of Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance (RIP) contract.
Luckily, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on Channel 4 is an entirely different set of fish. For starters, it’s absolutely fun.
That probably gives Gordon a much better show than impersonating Alan Sugar or a gameshow host.
He still swears way too much and puts the action stuff a little too densely, but the heart of the show lies in the one thing he’s undeniably excellent at; Cooking.
The premise of Uncharted is quite simple. Gordon travels to remote and/or hard-to-reach places to learn about the local cuisine, such as Tasmanian whiskey smoked with sheep dung for fuel (hence the shovel).
If I were picky, I might suggest that he doesn’t really go anywhere uncharted – but I guess we can’t really follow him since we don’t know what the word means. .
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His Tasmanian trip started with a traditional Aboriginal welcome, in which he was hit in the face by smoke – which made for a change from where I suspect he usually blows.
Then a local, Shane, took him out to sea to dive for giant crayfish – with this warning: “The man in the gray suit lives out there and he has big teeth .”
No, Alan Carr hasn’t moved Down yet. Shane was referring to the sharks that stalk the waters.
Unfortunately, Gordon wasn’t ambushed by any of the great whites, which is a pity on two counts. One, it would make an interesting phone. And two, we could have been forgiven for a second series of Future Food Stars.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted continues to air next Wednesday (May 11) on Channel 4 from 10pm. The next episode of Food Food Stars will air next Thursday (May 12) on BBC One from 9pm.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/gordon-ramsay-uncharted-thoroughly-entertaining-26886809 'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is totally entertaining even though he relies on man action stuff' - Ian Hyland