From now on you’ll have to look elsewhere to hear Gordon Ramsay curse up a storm and smash plates against a wall. Ramsay has announced on his website that Kitchen Nightmares, the FOX TV show that gave the famously angry British chef his start a decade ago across the pond, will be coming to an end. Ramsay emphasized in the note on his website that he has made the decision to end the show, and that the show itself has not been canceled by FOX.
“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,” said Ramsay in a statement. “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.”
Ramsay gives a shout-out to Amy’s Baking Company as one of the more memorable (and cringe-worthy) episodes of the show’s 10-year lifespan, in which Ramsay had to walk out of the serious nightmare that was Amy’s Kitchen, where she was allegedly illegally taking waiter tips and having busboys wash her car. He also gives nods to Momma Cherri’s (which later closed down), and La Galleria.
“I’d like to thank you all for being so supportive,” Ramsay ends his farewell. “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.”
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