THUNDER BAY – Entertainment – Kitchen Nightmares is coming to an end. Gordon Ramsey has decided to end filming of the program after a decade of producing the popular program. “As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I’ve decided to stop making the show,” states Ramsey.
The show was one of the first times the explosive and passionate chef hit the television screens across North America. Known for his language which to say in a mild way is colourful, Ramsey has built an empire of restaurants, products and a television empire with several other popular shows.
“I’m currently filming 4 new episodes, Costa Del Nightmares, for Channel 4 which will be my last,” says Ramsey. “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”.
“Starting in 2004 this was the show that really propelled my TV career and I’m very grateful for the amazing team behind the series and for the support from the viewers for almost over a decade! From the first episode which aired in April 2004 with over 5 million viewers we’re now 12 seasons later and it’s been an amazing journey,” adds Ramsey. “In 2007 we took the show to America on Fox and they’ve just finished airing series 7 this summer. During this time I’ve visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help or in some cases failing to help, some of the most weird and wonderful people. Of course Amy’s Baking Company is a standout along with Bonaparte’s but there were good times too; the lovely sisters at La Galleria and Momma Cherri’s to name but two”.
“I’d like to thank you all for being so supportive. I’m glad I’ve been able to entertain and hopefully help a few people along the way. It’s sad to say goodbye to Kitchen Nightmares but I’ll be continuing with my other shows. It’s been memorable! Thank you for watching,” concluded Ramsey.