"If I relaxed, if I took my foot off the gas, I would probably die."
In 1994, he opened his debut eatery Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which eventually went on to be awarded three Michelin stars, as well as earning many other accolades, and propelled Ramsay into the spotlight. This was where Ramsay’s prolific TV career began with Boiling Point which documented Ramsay’s pursuit of a third Michelin star. From there he has gone on to host award-winning culinary shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, as well as being a judge on MasterChef US.
While still managing his TV commitments, Ramsay began to open more and more restaurants all over the world including spots in France, Hong Kong and the US, and currently has over 30 restaurants worldwide. On top of this Ramsay has written an array of different cookbooks and autobiographies, as well as writing a food-and-drink column for the Sunday Times. This hasn’t gone unnoticed though – Ramsay was awarded an OBE in 2006 by the Queen for his services to the hospitality industry. If you’re dying to know even more about Gordon Ramsay, read below for a whole host of further facts about the foul-mouthed chef.