Nine boss David Gyngell is reported to have told his friend Gordon Ramsay he went too far after comments about Tracy Grimshaw were made at the Good Food and Wine Show in Melbourne.
Before an audience of several thousand people Ramsay spoke about Grimshaw’s physical appearance, sexuality, and referred to a picture of a woman on her hands and knees with the features of a pig and multiple breasts as ‘That’s Tracy Grimshaw.’
“I had an interview with her yesterday – holy crap,” he said. “She needs to see Simon Cowell’s Botox doctor.”
Ramsay’s latest ACA interview went to air on Friday during which he commented on Grimshaw’s facial mole, asking: “Is that a wart? It looks like your little sister’s on your lip.”
Last year both parties had a great interview (pictured) during his visit to Sydney. A spokesperson for Ramsay said, “He really respects Tracy Grimshaw as a journalist. It was just a joke.”
But ACA producer Grant Williams didn’t find it funny, saying, “We know Gordon Ramsay sets out to shock, but if what we’re being told is true, we’re very surprised and frankly, though it’s plainly a joke, it’s out of order.
“Gordon has proved here that he doesn’t need to be in the kitchen to create a nightmare. As a comedian, he makes a pretty good cook. Maybe he’d be better off at The Chaser.”
Women’s groups have also called for sponsors to send the controversial cook back home.
On Rove last night he deflected the topic.