Gordon Ramsay has revived Kitchen Nightmares nine years after the show ended
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Great f**king news guys - Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is set to return to our screens after almost a decade.
The show, which saw the celebrity chef visiting failing restaurants to give them an expletive-laden shot in the arm, ran for seven seasons from 2007 to 2014 - racking up almost 100 episodes in total.
Now, nine years since it left our screens, Fox has announced a revival as part of its 2023-24 programming slate, Deadline reports.
Fox also airs Hell’s Kitchen and the US versions of MasterChef and MasterChef Jr, which all feature chef Ramsay.
The celebrity chef’s Studio Ramsay will produce the new series.
Kitchen Nightmares began life as Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in the UK back in 2004, where it became a huge hit with audiences.
It ran for five seasons, helping restaurants across the UK, before coming to a close in 2007.
The concept was such a hit, that a US version titled simply Kitchen Nightmares, launched the year the UK one ended and found similar success over the pond.
This time, we had the 56-year-old chef travelling the depth and breadth of the US to help out restaurants, who mostly viewed the show as a last resort.
Ramsay would spend a week overhauling their kitchen, refreshing their menu, screaming at useless management and giving the place a spruce up before opening back up again.
As well as helping the restaurateurs, audiences were usually treated to a good kick-off in every episode, making it compulsive viewing.
When he decided to bring the show to a close back in 2014, Ramsay told his fans: “I'm currently filming four new episodes for Channel 4 [in the UK], which will be my last.
“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.
“It's been a blast, but it's time to call it a day.”
He went on: “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.”
But now, nine years on, we're about to see Ramsay rock up to a whole new batch of down-on-their luck restaurants, with his unique blend of Michelin-starred culinary skills, business acumen and inability to take any bulls**t.
Finally some good f**king reality TV.