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Viewers React To 'Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine' Documentary

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Viewers React To 'Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine' Documentary

We may as well get this out of the way, but when everyone saw there was a show called Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine, it was okay to be a bit disappointed that it wasn't him in a kitchen, screaming at chefs while on the Bolivian marching powder.

However, the actual synopsis of the show isn't too bad. The Scottish chef delves into the murky business of gak to find out the truth behind the drug in a two-part documentary.

From trailers and clips, it's easy to see that even in a situation where there are machetes and other weaponry, the defenseless chef isn't afraid to throw his weight around and tell them exactly what he thinks.

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It was a bit odd at first, what with it not being Ramsay teaching us how to properly sear a steak or extract meat from a lobster, but as it went on it was easy to see how good a presenter he's become thanks to numerous TV shows.

"I've wanted to understand the 'world' of cocaine ever since I lost one of my chefs at my flagship restaurant in Chelsea and I wanted to learn why it's becoming such an epidemic - not just globally but specifically in the culinary world," Ramsay said.

"I dare anyone to watch this series and not think again about taking cocaine."

The Scotsmen delving deep into the jungle to see what really goes on in a cocaine lab proved really intriguing yet horrifying, as the disgusting process showed how cement, sulfuric acid, battery acid and gasoline go into making the Class A.

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The reality of it got to a lot of people, and it was certainly eye-opening...

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Ahead of the documentary, Ramsay also admitted he's no stranger to the substance.

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"I saw cocaine quite early on in my career," he told Digital Spy. "I've been served it. I've been given it.

"I've had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil in it. I've been asked to dust cocaine on top of soufflés, to put it on as icing sugar... coke's everywhere. It's spiralling out of control."

However, during the documentary he spoke about another experience, whereby he'd watched his brother destroy his life.

He said: "I've never touched a line of cocaine in my life, I was anti-drugs from a very early age, having to watch my brother fuck his life up.

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"He's gone from coke to heroin, and so I just worked my arse off to get out of the shit mess I grew up with.

"I went to a dealer's house once and I had to take my little brother into this shithole of a flat for a fix to get him to my father's funeral.

"That was fucking grim."

He spoke to traffickers and smugglers, law enforcement and, of course, end users in an attempt to get to the root of the cocaine industry.

Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine is a part of the new ITV series Crime and Pumishment. The mini-docs are hosted by big name talent, including Gordon Ramsay, Ross Kemp, Susanna Reid, Sir Trevor McDonald and Piers Morgan.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Crime and Punishment

Topics: uk news, TV and Film, Celebrity, Gordon Ramsay, Cocaine, Documentary, Drugs, ITV

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