Gordon Ramsay Has Defended His Kids Having To Fly in Economy

Gordon Ramsay has defended flying first class whilst dumping his kids travel in economy.

The TV chef, who is worth an estimated £30 million, revealed he and wife Tana fly luxury earlier this year and his children fly in the cheap seats.

Asked by the Mirror if he was surprised by criticism for the revelation, Gordon insisted: "No. I have got to keep it real with the kids, and also I think just getting kids at the age of five, six and seven, used to first class and those big seats, they do not need the space, they get entertainment on their iPads.

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"So I like to think about what you can do with the money when you land, rather than paying out thousands of dollars for eight, nine ten-year-olds to sit in first class.

"I do not want them sat there with a 10 course fucking menu with champagne. I am not embarrassed. It is my wife and I's choice to discipline them and to keep them real."

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Earlier this year he also revealed that his children won't be left his multi-million-pound fortune in his will, and said they don't get much now.

Asked in April how he had such responsible kids, Ramsay responded: "I've never been at home seven nights a week cooking for the kids.

"What I've instilled in the kids, from day one, is a work ethic. So, the time we spend together is limited, but quality.

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"I need to protect them and respect the restaurant and team in my restaurant. I made them as normal as possible... they've all got jobs, they've all taken care of animals, they've all got housework. There's a rota. They get pocket money, but they have to earn that pocket money."

Ramsay has four children - Matilda 15, Jack and Holly, 17, and Megan, 18 - and they will each only receive a 25 percent deposit for a flat from his fortune.

The last time they all went to one of his restaurants was for Megan's 16th birthday, when they dined at Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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