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Pizza. Already that word has you scrambling for the Domino's voucher book. Wait, it's Two for Tuesday's... even better.

Wipe the drool away, and just pause for a moment as Gordon Ramsey enters one of 2017's biggest debates: Does pineapple go on pizza?

The President of Iceland has already had his say, and his is a firm no. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson addressed the issue when on a visit to a high school in the north of the country.

As a young student raised the question, Jóhannesson told the kids he'd go the extra mile and pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping.

Some chefs are on his side too. When a woman placed an order for pineapple on a pizza, this chef made it to order, minus the fruit, and attached a $5 note to the box with the message: "Couldn't bring myself to put pineapple on it. That's gross. Sorry."

But, he was just an ordinary pizza chef. This is Gordon Ramsay. His restaurants have 16 Michelin stars between them. So, surely, whatever he says is final?

Well, friends, Gordon is anti-pineapple.

In response to one Twitter fan begging the chef to allow 'creativity and initiative' in pizza-making, Gordon crushed him by tweeting: "Pineapple does not go on top of pizza."

Ramsay is known for his blunt-attitude, his forceful opinions, and doesn't mince his words.

Some went out in force of the celebrity chef, others were quick to protest against him.

One tweeted: "I mean, who cares what you like bro? Pineapple on pizza is the shit! (and tuna too). Case closed"

Another, in support of the above, wrote: "He makes gourmet restaurant food, what does he know about the cheap greasy fast food."

Got a point, to be fair.

One user said: "Exactly! People just don't have good taste these days."

While another simply put this...


Pineapple on pizza (as part of a Hawaiian, anyway) have always been widely popular. In 1999, the pizza was voted the most favourited in Australia, while a 2015 Just Eat survey found it to be the most readily available.

Expect this debate to go on long into the night.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Michael Minay

I may not drink a brew, but I make a mean cuppa!

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