Gordon Ramsay decides to end 'Kitchen Nightmares' after 10 years

In a post, Ramsay credited "Kitchen Nightmares" with launching his television career.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   June 23, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Gordon Ramsay, who's famous for yelling obscenities at unlucky cooks on his various television shows, has pulled the plug on his hit series, Kitchen Nightmares.

The 47-year-old British chef announced Monday on his website that he would end all versions of the international show after filming wraps on Channel 4's Spain-based Costa del Nightmares.

"As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I've decided to stop making the show," Ramsay wrote. "I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 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."

"Starting in 2004 this was the show that really propelled my TV career and I'm very grateful for the amazing team behind the series and for the support from the viewers for almost over a decade!" he added.

The reality show, which has aired in the U.K. since 2004 and in the U.S. since 2007, followed Ramsay's attempts to breathe new life into struggling restaurants.

Though he's done with Nightmares, the Fox network reminded viewers that the celebrity chef has plenty of other shows on his plate, including Hell's Kitchen, Masterchef, Masterchef Junior and the forthcoming Hotel Hell.

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