Gordon Ramsay has marked his last episode hosting The Nightly Show with a tongue-in-cheek “apology” to fellow TV chef Jamie Oliver.
The Hell’s Kitchen frontman has been mocking the Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain founder regularly during his stint presenting the ITV late night show.
On Friday’s programme, Ramsay said he had invited Oliver himself onto the programme to make amends, but The Naked Chef star could not make it.
What I said was hurtful, Jamie. I don’t want to make you cry.
In his absence, Gordon penned a cheeky mock-apology letter instead.
— The Nightly Show (@ITVNightlyShow) March 31, 2017
As he dimmed the lights and played some emotional music, he read out the letter, saying: “Dear Jamie, I just want to say that I’m sorry.
“I have been hard on you this week, Jamie.
"I’ve called you fat, I’ve criticised your restaurants, called you fat, said you enjoyed prison sex, and called you fat.
“What I said was hurtful, Jamie. I don’t want to make you cry.
“The last thing I want to do is look at your cute face and think: blubber, blubber, blubber.”
He signed off with: “Lots of love, Gordon,” and placed a kiss on a framed photo of Oliver.
Viewers have enjoyed Ramsay’s playful digs and have said they would love to see The Naked Chef creator hit back.
— Thomas Norman (@DJTom3) March 31, 2017
Please let Jamie Oliver be a guest on tomoro 😂😂😂 bants #NightlyShow
— Zoe (@zoe_bearx) March 30, 2017
Amount of shade @GordonRamsay has thrown at Jamie Oliver this week on the nightly show is amazing 😂
— ✨Cameron Smith✨ (@cameron_smith19) March 30, 2017
— OpticHobbo (@OHobbo) March 30, 2017
Jamie has refused to rise to the bait of Ramsay’s quips throughout the week, focusing on filming his new Channel 4 show and his upcoming cookery book based on five-ingredient recipes.
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) April 1, 2017