Gordon Ramsay accuses Lord Sugar of talking 'absolute b*****ks' over 'rip off' show
The celebrity chef has lashed out at the business tycoon over Future Food Stars criticism
Gordon Ramsay has lashed out at Lord Sugar accusing him of talking "absolute b*****ks" after he accused him of copying The Apprentice with his new show.
The 75-year-old business tycoon previously branded Future Food Stars as a "rip-off" of his hit BBC entrepreneur-finding show after Ramsay, 56, launched the series last year.
Future Food Stars sees 12 entrepreneurs compete for a £150,000 investment from him to use to start their own food business.
The launch prompted Lord Sugar to slam the concept to MailOnline in January as he suggested Ramsay should "stick to his day job."
Now the famous chef has hit back at the comments as he claims there is "more than enough room for both shows," and that Lord Sugar should stop "b***hing" about him as suggestions the show is a rip-off are just him talking "absolute b*****ks."
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He added to The Sun: “He has no right to start throwing his toys out the pram. Do you think Simon Cowell started complaining about The Voice when he was running The X Factor? Of course he didn’t.
“There is more than enough room for both shows on the BBC. Come on Alan! Share the effing love!”
Ramsay also admitted that he had been approached by a former star of The Apprentice who runs a cupcake business, stating that she had "begged him" to appear on Future Food Stars.
He confessed that at the time he wondered "what is a cupcake firm going to Alan Sugar for money for? They should be coming to me," as he resisted the urge to send the message to Lord Sugar.
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He said: “Anyway, she said to me, ‘I love the show, I am a huge supporter, how can I apply to come on?’. I wanted to send it and say, ‘See, you are btching about me but your contestants are dying to come on the show!’.”
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Filming for a second series of Future Food Stars is already underway with the show expected to return to screens later this year.
Meanwhile, Lord Sugar has chosen his latest business partner after he crowned boxing gym owner Marnie Swindells as the winner of this year's series of The Apprentice.