Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (pictured) has announced that he is bringing culinary reality format Kitchen Nightmares to an end, after more than a decade on TV screens.
The cook, who is currently filming four new episodes of spin-off Costa Del Nightmares for UK network Channel 4, announced on his website Monday (June 23) that these episodes will be the last Kitchen Nightmares episodes he will film.
“I’ve had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across two continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries,” he wrote. “It’s been a blast, but it’s time to call it a day.”
The news comes as Fox recently finished airing a seventh season of the A. Smith & Co. Productions-made American version of the format, which launched Stateside in 2007. The Emmy- and Bafta-winning format first debuted in the UK as Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares more than 10 years ago, in April of 2004.
“During this time I’ve visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help or in some cases failing to help, some of the most weird and wonderful people,” Ramsay reflected.
Ramsay’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior will continue to air Fox, which is launching a new Ramsay series – Hotel Hell – on July 21.