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Gordon Ramsay on swearing: 'I don't use bad language often'

14 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gordon Ramsay has claimed that he doesn't swear "often".

The television chef - who is famous for his use of bad language on shows like Hell's Kitchen and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - said that he needs a "reason" to swear.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: "I like to think it's an industry language. I've worked with some great chefs and when I've made a mistake there's a naughty word that comes out. But do I want [my children] Matilda and Jack walking around swearing? Definitely not."

He admitted that he can't tell his kids off for swearing as they know all about his reputation.

"I don't have ground to stand on and more importantly they'd just say 'shut up dad, you knob'.

"They know it's not smart. Kids today get so much more distracted than we did. You don't need to listen to your parents using foul language, you »

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Gordon Ramsay voted Britain's Most Terrifying Celebrity

4 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Gordon Ramsay has been voted Britain's Most Terrifying Celebrity. The ferocious chef has topped the list, beating the likes of heavy metal singer Marilyn Manson, supermodel Naomi Campbell and reality star Kris Jenner to the number one spot. The nationwide poll - which was held to celebrate the release of the new thriller novel 'Messenger of Fear' by bestselling author Michael Grant - named Gordon as the Most Terrifying following his expletive-laden rants his shows, 'Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares', 'The F Word' and 'Hell's Kitchen'. Runner-up was the supermodel Naomi Campbell who once infamously threw her mobile phone at her assistant and »

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6 things to watch for this fall in reality TV

2 September 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As reality TV approaches its 15th year of post-Real World maturity, the genre has a wide range of programs, from the stupid and scripted to the artful and insightful. Amid the clutter--this fall will see many new and returning reality TV shows on cable and broadcast--there are many highlights. Here are six things worth watching.  Survivor and Amazing Race swap players and twists "Survivor" (Sept. 24) is on a streak: there's been season after season of solid, unpredictable game play along with a continued commitment to high-quality storytelling and production. Executive producer and host Jeff Probst, and the network, will try to keep that streak going by returning to last fall's Blood vs. Water format, which worked well, and by ditching the mostly loathed Redemption Island and replacing it with Exile Island. But they've also made some questionable casting decisions. John Rocker, the former baseball player best known for his bigoted ranting, »

- Andy Dehnart

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World Cup: Brazil draw tops Tuesday ratings with 8.5 million

18 June 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One's World Cup coverage easily topped the Tuesday ratings, overnight data reveals.

Brazil's 0-0 draw with Mexico was seen by 8.5 million (39.1%) at 7.30pm. South Korea's game against Russia scored 2.5m (33.2%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Tigers About the House appealed to 1.9m (8.9%) at 8pm, followed by Horizon with 2.4m (10.0%) at 9pm.

ITV's repeat of Endeavour attracted 2.1m (9.2%) at 8pm (159k/0.8% on +1).

On Channel 4, Location, Location, Location interested 1.3m (5.9%) at 8pm (148k/0.6%), followed by Auction House with 1.4m (6.0%) at 9pm (231k/1.4%) and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares with 1.1m (6.3%) at 10pm (126k/1.4%).

Channel 5's Dog Rescuers brought in 851k (4.0%) at 8pm. The latest CSI thrilled 904k (3.8%) at 9pm (179k/1.1%), while Big Brother: Power Trip entertained 1.1m (6.7%) at 10pm.

On Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful continued with 221k (0.9%) at 9pm. »

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Celebrity MasterChef returns with 4.4m, down on last year

11 June 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity MasterChef's return was down slightly on last year's opener, according to overnight data.

The cooking competition served up 4.4 million (21.6%) at 9pm, which is down around 300,000 viewers from last August. Later, Gary Lineker's Brazil special scored 1.8m (16.6%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, Springwatch appealed to 2.3m (11.8%) at 8pm, followed by Welcome to Rio with 1.8m (8.9%) at 9pm. The Fast Show special amused 930k (5.3%) at 10pm.

ITV's repeat of Endeavour attracted 2.4m (11.8%) at 8pm (277k/1.5% on +1).

On Channel 4, Location, Location, Location interested 1.6m (7.9%) at 8pm (130k/0.6%), while The Complainers brought in 1.2m (5.9%) at 9pm (156k/1.0%). Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares entertained 922k (5.8%) at 10pm (142k/1.7%).

Channel 5's Dog Rescuers was seen by 1.2m (6.0%) at 8pm (142k/0.7%), while the latest CSI thrilled 1.3m (6.2%) at 9pm (123k/0.8%). Big Brother: Power Trip continued with 1.2m (7.5%) at 10pm (103k/1.2%).

On E4, New Girl tickled 529k (2.6%) at 9pm (171k/1.0%), followed by The Mindy Project with 147k »

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Father Ted, It Crowd among Channel 4 shows leaving Netflix, LoveFilm

14 February 2014 4:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Father Ted, The It Crowd and Peep Show are among the classic Channel 4 shows that will be removed from Netflix UK and LoveFilm Instant.

Channel 4's licenses are to expire on both streaming services, according to VODzilla. They will be removed from Netflix on Saturday (February 15), followed a few days later on LoveFilm.

The Inbetweeners, Shameless and Green Wing are said to also be among the longlist of shows to be removed from the services.

The move follows Channel 4's recent removal of content from YouTube, leaving the only option to watch shows on 4oD.

Channel 4 recently said to Wired about the YouTube removals: "As a not-for-profit broadcaster funded by advertising, we put our money back into the programmes themselves. To make the best of this investment, we've decided to focus on bringing online viewers of our full-length shows to our own 4oD apps - such as those on iOS, »

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