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"GQ Man Of The Year Awards" in London
British chef Gordon Ramsay and wife Tara Ramsay attend the "GQ Man Of The Year Awards" at the Royal Opera House in London on September 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Gordon James Ramsay, CBE (born 8 November 1966) is a Scottish chef, television personality and restaurateur. He has been awarded 3 Michelin Stars.

Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, along with the U.S. versions of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef.

Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England from the age of 5. Ramsay's father Gordon (died 1997) was, at various times, a swimming pool manager, a welder, and a shopkeeper; his mother, Helen Cosgrove, and younger sister Yvonne have been nurses. Ramsay has a brother, Ronnie. Ramsay has described his early life as "hopelessly itinerant", as his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and failures of his father, who was violent. In 1976, they finally settled in Stratford-upon-Avon where he grew up in the Bishopton area of the town. In past public interviews, Ramsay has declined to describe his father as an alcoholic; however, his autobiography, Humble Pie, describes his early life as being marked by abuse and neglect from this "hard-drinking womaniser". At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of the family house into a flat in Banbury.

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