Ramsay has announced he's pulling the plug on Kitchen Nightmares, which has lasted seven seasons on Fox and featured restaurant owners asking the famous chef to spend a week reviving their failing businesses.
"As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I've decided to stop making the show," Ramsay wrote on his official website on Monday.
The seventh season of America's version of Kitchen Nightmares recently concluded its season on Fox on May 16. Ramsay explained he's currently filming the last few episodes of the fifth season of the U.K.'s edition entitled Costa Del Nightmares, which is being taped in Spain. Those few broadcasts will be the last Ramsay ever films of Kitchen Nightmares both in the U.K. and in the United States.
"I'm currently filming 4 new episodes, Costa Del Nightmares, for Channel 4 which will be my last. 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," Ramsay wrote.
"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. 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," the chef said.
"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."
Ramsay listed some fun facts on his website, including how a 10,197-swear count was tallied throughout all his episodes. Kitchen Nightmares was also the most-viewed TV show across networks in its Friday time slot.
Ramsay currently has four other Fox shows in the mix -- Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
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