Why Gordon Ramsay Regrets Ending Kitchen Nightmares

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is a master in the kitchen. And luckily for his fans, he's a solid presence on television, which means that they often get the chance to watch him in action on a variety of TV shows. As per his official site, Ramsay has been a part of several successful programs throughout his career such as Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Jr., Gordon's Great Escapes, Culinary Genius, Kitchen Nightmares, and more.

One of Ramsay's most successful shows, Kitchen Nightmares, was a crowd favorite for a long time. As per The Recipe, the show was on air for six seasons in the U.K. and enjoyed seven more seasons in the U.S. The premise was straightforward: Ramsay would pick an eatery and critique it from top to bottom before working on the place himself, changing several aspects such as food items and service. Kitchen Nightmares reached its conclusion in 2014, but Ramsay later said that he was filled with regret about choosing to end the show. 

Ramsay felt that he shouldn't have acted out

As per Eater, Ramsay chose to conclude Kitchen Nightmares himself. Yes, really. He explained that he was tired of being called out for being harsh on restaurants. As Ramsay said in an interview with the New York Daily News in 2017, "I got fed up with Kitchen Nightmares because I was getting s**t. So I woke up one morning and I thought ,'F*** it, I'm done.'" 

However, Ramsay later said that he realized this was a mistake and he shouldn't have done it. The chef implied that this was a decision that he simply made when he was angry."Yes, it was wrong to pull my own show off air, but that's it," he continued.

By the way, many eateries that Ramsay helped resurrect ended up suffering losses later; this was reported around the time the show reaches its conclusion. Ramsay's response? He said that the business owners got careless and ended up repeating their old mistakes instead of paying attention to his feedback and following his advice.