14 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Gordon Ramsay

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He's a black belt in karate and not afraid to throw a punch .

In an interview with Playboy, Gordon talked about his experience with a Hell's Kitchen contestant who tried to hit him and said, "I have a black belt in karate. I love boxing. I can look out for myself."

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He's been asking Bobby Flay to compete against him on Iron Chef for five years.

In response to a Quora question asking which chef he would want to compete against on Iron Chef, he said, "I've been asking Bobby Flay for the last five years for that opportunity to go up head-to-head, and he still won't sign that damn contract."

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He doesn't watch his own TV shows.

During an interview with Playboy, Gordon talked about his decision to not watch his own shows and said, "I don’t want to get self-obsessed and start thinking about putting makeup on and watching the way I walk. “Oh, did I really say that?” Fuck it. It is what it is. I’d rather watch Deadliest Catch or go out for dinner."


His restaurants have a total of seven Michelin stars.

Jo l Robuchon holds the record with an impressive 28 stars.

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