Gordon Ramsay Was So Shocked On TikTok He Started Speaking In A Scottish Accent

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's TikTok "duets" are an internet treasure. If you've never seen one, you don't know what you're missing. The clips feature a split screen with a TikTok chef doing their thing on one side, and Ramsay on the other, providing "feedback" on their activity. Most of the time, unsurprisingly, Ramsey is not a wee bit pleased with what he sees, and this format allows him to say so loud and clear, in (virtual) real time. Ramsay's duets can be very educational, and even when they're not, they're still entertaining.

One of Ramsay's recent duos was with Scottish TikToker Jimmy Stewart (@JimmyStewart59). In the video, Stewart makes "Energy Saving Burgers" which Stewart refers to as a "life hack" in these times of high energy costs. Ramsey has strong opinions on burgers, both on TikTok and more generally. Undeterred by fear of judgment, Stewart proceeds to walk us through his approach. It earned him respect from some viewers; one person called it a "ghetto sous vide." Unsurprisingly, Ramsay showed no such esteem. Ramsay thought the beefy slabs resembled something more likely to come from a dog's bum than a side of cattle. And the "Hell's Kitchen" host was none too pleased that Stewart adorned said burgers with generous servings of both brown sauce and ketchup "either one the other — c'mon me man!" he pleaded. 

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Some of the best fun was had just hearing Gordon Ramsay talk at Jimmy Stewart. Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Scotland and lived there until he was 9, but his family then moved to England and he grew up in Stratford-on-Avon. To hear Ramsay speak most of the time, you'd assume he was just a regular British subject (and certainly many English speakers try to conform their accents to the "standard," avoiding regional sounds), but something about Stewart's speech and Ramsay's frustration brought out another speech pattern.

About 30 seconds into the TikTok video, Ramsay is starting to relax into a Scottish brogue, and by the end, his voice is switching back and forth from the lowlands of Scotland to his more familiar voice as a TV personality. When Ramsay first sees Stewart put the burgers in the kettle, his exasperated "Burgers!" has a decidedly trilled r, and he follows up his exclamation with a bit of sartorial commentary on the chef's white mesh top: "Jimmy! I think yer wee shirt needs a wee iron!" But Jimmy keeps going, undeterred, and proceeds to pile two burgers atop his already-laden bun, whereupon Ramsay wonders aloud how he's going to get that in his "mooth"?! 

It makes for a great watch. We can't help but wonder if Ramsay ever speaks like this at home, or if that's a voice no one's heard since he was a just wee bairn? Please, Gordon, keep talking Scottish! We've no had nearly enough.