Channel Seven has snapped up Gordon Ramsay’s first television series, Boiling Point -the 5 part fly on the wall series was made in 1998, after he quit his head chef role at Aubergine.
“Gordon Ramsay is a huge name is any field at the moment and Boiling Point is a fascinating look at how it all began,” says Angus Ross, Seven’s Head of Scheduling and Acquisitions.
In the series he is still swearing, (almost) like a trooper.
It screens 10pm Tuesday July 8.
When it comes to food, no-one is hotter than Gordon Ramsay.
His rugged good looks and straight shooting style have made ladies swoon and men jealous. But often forgotten is that this man, whose recent visit to Australia was more like that of a rock star than a chef, is a culinary genius.
When he dramatically quit one of the most coveted head chef roles in Britain at Aubergine, gastronomes were licking their lips at the prospect of his next move. Few would have predicted the huge success of his next venture.
His own restaurant, Gordon Ramsay’s, became a landmark eatery and launched the legend.
In BOILING POINT, a five-part fly-on-the-wall series, the title term is an understatement, especially when his one time mentor Marco Pierre White, the only man to have made Gordon cry, gets involved.
Four-letter words may now be his calling card, but at this early stage of his career all Gordon wanted was a third Michelin star, and he was willing to do anything to get it. But as found in this series, which captures the most dramatic eight months of his life, the super chef would never compromise his work in the kitchen.
Not even Hollywood legend Joan Collins or an esteemed restaurant critic is safe, as they are ejected from his premises. Gordon remains one of just three UK chefs to have achieved the culinary status of three Michelin stars.
His global restaurant empire boasts a combined 12 coveted stars. “Gordon Ramsay is a huge name is any field at the moment and Boiling Point is a fascinating look at how it all began,” says Angus Ross, Seven’s Head of Scheduling and Acquisitions.
“There’s never any shortage of drama when Gordon’s involved but I think people love him because he can back up his words with his actions. He’s a rare treat.”