Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

Ramsay to bag millions in deal

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will net millions of pounds in a deal which sees his production company One Potato Two Potato, which produces the likes of The F Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, sold to British production giant All3Media. Under the new conglomerate, Ramsay will look to build his presence in the US and will benefit from bigger distribution and licensing operations.

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One Show host accepts pay rise

New host of The One Show Alex Jones has reportedly accepted a £25,000 pay rise in order to appear on the show five days a week. Jones will present the Friday edition alongside Chris Evans and take up the spot during the week with Jason Manford.

Wednesday 8 April at 10:00pm on M4

In a double bill, Gordon Ramsay returns to see how Brian and Elaine are faring at the Fenwick Arms in rural Lancashire, one year after his original visit followed by The Granary in Hampshire, an upmarket restaurant which was relaunched after a £2 million refit, but is still losing £4,000 a week. Can Gordon persuade the headstrong boss to get real, or will the Granary end up ‘brown bread’?

Wednesday 1 April at 11:00pm

Gordon Ramsay is back in Spain to see how things are going at La Parra de Burriana, an ex-pat restaurant on the Costa del Sol. When he first arrived, the Mediterranean menu had a special twist: no-one wanted to eat it. One year on, has Gordon’s simple menu brought the punters back?

Wednesday 1 April at 10:00pm on M4

Piccolo Teatro is a bijou vegetarian restaurant in Paris run by feisty Scot Rachel, who is handicapped by her total lack of experience and discipline and is losing money at the rate of £5,500 a month. Can Gordon turn the restaurant around, or is he about to admit defeat?

Wednesday 18 March at 11:35pm on M4

Gordon Ramsay takes on The Priory, a 100-seater carvery in Haywards Heath, Sussex. It’s owned by ex-IT consultant Scott and located in a beautiful former convent, offering bargain roast dinners. Scott bought the place for £300,000, but with an ageing clientele eating for half price, he’s losing £5,000 a week.

Wednesday 11 March 11:40pm on M4

The venue for tonight’s programme is Ruby Tates in Brighton, owned and run by ex-actor and failed Hollywood wannabe Allan Love. It’s an oyster bar and seafood restaurant but Allan’s never tasted the food because he hates fish. Can Gordon persuade him to shape up, or will an emotional Allan bring down the curtain on Gordon’s attempts to save his business?

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