Gordon Ramsay defends Brooklyn Beckham over cooking backlash

The celebrity chef is good friends with Brooklyn's parents Victoria and David, and their children grew up together

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03:   Brooklyn Beckham and Gordon Ramsay attend the the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in association with HUGO BOSS at the Tate Modern on September 3, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUGO BOSS)
Gordon Ramsay has defended Brooklyn Beckham. (Getty Images for HUGO BOSS)

Gordon Ramsay has defended Brooklyn Beckham after fans slated his cooking, saying he "didn't ask for that level of intrusion from having famous parents".

The 23-year-old – who is the eldest son of Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria and football star David Beckham – is a budding chef and shares his culinary videos with his followers online.

But a recent attempt at the ultimate Sunday roast horrified fans who said the beef looked so raw that "a good vet could bring it back to life", and he was mocked when he made a simple sandwich on the Today show's cooking segment.

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However, celebrity chef Ramsay has now waded in, telling MailOnline that he is "pleased" Brooklyn is pursuing cooking.

English model Brooklyn Beckham arrives for the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, October 15, 2022. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Beckham has been mocked over his cooking. (AFP via Getty Images)

Ramsay, 56, is very good friends with Victoria and David and his children grew up with Brooklyn and his siblings Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

The Hell's Kitchen star – a father-of-five – said he hadn't seen the beef roast clip that has got everybody talking.

"But even as a 12-year-old, whilst playing football, Brooklyn was always excited about food," he said.

"So I'm pleased that he's gone down that road and he's found something he really enjoys doing."

Chef Gordon Ramsay, left, and David Beckham are seen talking before Game 1 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks second-round NBA playoff basketball series Monday, May 2, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Gordon Ramsay is friends with the Beckhams. (AP)

He added: "It's hard, isn't it? Because he didn't ask for that level of intrusion from having famous parents. It probably came off a certain way, but it's not his fault. So I have no issues against it."

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Brooklyn, who is married to actor Nicola Peltz, has been interested in food for a while.

And he previously said that he started to get even more into it during lockdown.

Watch: Brooklyn Beckham shows off cooking skills with a 'Sunday roast' beef joint