Vic makes Ramsay crack

Chef explodes over eggs request

Gordon Ramsay has exploded with rage at Vic Reeves, branding him a ‘fucking twat’.

The comic was one of the celebrity diners visiting the chef’s Hell's Kitchen restaurant last night.

But he ignored the cordon bleu menu and instead asked: "Gordon, can I have a couple of fried eggs?"

Ramsay stormed: "Do you think I'm here to cook you fried eggs? Are you a professional pleb? You come to a smart restaurant and want fried eggs."

Ramsay refused the order and went back to the kitchen where he told his celebrity chefs, including comic Al Murray: "Working 12 to 13 hours a day to fry that fucking twat an egg?  I respect you guys more than that fucking shit."

He calmed down and asked his maitre d' Jean Phillippe to apologise to Reeves.

But the comic repeated his request, causing the firey chef to rage again: "You can tell that chap that I'll be damned if I cook him a fried egg and if he asks again I'll blooming well break it over his head.”

Vic said: "I don't know what his problem is. It was quite a simple order."

Published: 27 May 2004

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