Gordon Ramsay isn't just tough with the competitors on his reality show, "Hell's Kitchen."
The chef known for being quite ... vocal ...recently admitted that he has been keeping close tabs on his teen daughter, Megan.
According to E!, Ramsay told British talk show host Jonathan Ross on his show that he bugged his teen's room. And not only did he spy on her and her boyfriend's homework sessions, but he enlisted her younger brother, Jack's, help in doing so.
"I've been a bit naughty over the last couple of weeks because I got Jack a little Go-Pro, one of those little secret cameras," Ramsay said. "So I said to him, ‘Look mate, here's 20 quid, go and target your big sister's room and put that camera right at the top left-hand side of the wardrobe.'"
Not totally shocking given how controlling and focus Ramsay appears to be on his reality shows. It would appear to have a willing assistant in son Jack, who along with his twin sister Holly, 13, Megan and Matilda, 11 are Ramsay's four children with wife Tana.
"My son said, 'Daddy, Megan had a friend around yesterday called Alex, but it wasn't a girl, it was a guy.' I said, 'Jack, get me his cell number now.' So he sneaks to Megan's room, and two minutes later I'm on my cell," Ramsay said.
4:08 p.m. UPDATE: According to Ramsay's rep, the comments made on the "Jonathan Ross Show" were made in jest.
"It was nothing more than a joke he made up on the show to poke fun and embarrass Megan who was sitting in the audience with her boyfriend," his rep said.
In fact I,hope any contracts he has with anybody is CUT may the powerful hands of a woman Corp. CEO show who is the B now,lol
In fact Mr. G. R. should issue a public apology big time to his daughter and for enlisting family members to be a snitch ! Before the world condemns him for being a jerk if it was a joke he himself would step in front of the cameras and say so instead he hides because it was not a joke and he will do what he wants because he's King Ramsey !
This guy is a real class act creep and for his wife to stand by her man what is it with woman who,do this?!
He is famous she can sue for defamation of character legally and it's strong enough grounds to legally severe ties through emancipation she is on her own but she can sue for parental financial support .
Because he HAS money all of the above will be approved UNLESS he is a slap happy punk? .
Oh a joke ? BS ever mindful of another cook who lost her empire that publicist will LIE for that sorry A punk .
Your kid WILL lie to you. They WILL do things they shouldn't be doing behind your back. They DO think you are stupid and aren't tech-savy enough to outsmart them. Has it really been that long ago, for some of you, to not remember your teenage years? You HAVE to be in your kids business...especially in this day and age. With the possible consequences. you can't afford not to. Be a parent, not a bff.
Gordon, you are a very, VERY bad man, and very bad father! If you can't even trust your own daughter with anything, than you don't even deserve to have her in your life! I hope your daughter leaves your sorry ass home and never returns!
Maybe you missed the end where it says this was a joke that he did on the show to embarass his daughter and her boyfriend who were in the audience.... this world is so screwed with people like you
While it is a joke, legally, he'd have every right to do it.
At a certain point teens need independence. But, just like practically everyone says, when these online bullying cases come up - the responsibility is for the parents to watch and control their children's access to the Internet.
(And that would include, obviously, any chatroom/email/forum access she had, where she'd most likely be talking with any ongoing boyfriend.)
How creeeeppyyy ! he is a maniac I will divorce my parents if they do to me what this psycho is doing ! that is not a real father figure to me is he a pepping tom? ?
Her wardrobe? That's just creepy. What a creep!
As long as he doesn't post the videos on YouTube or something he is OK
is what counts and that is the way my GOD wants it and it will happen===I'm sorry ladies you'll have too deal with friendship with my Chef.
Why is this on CNN as news? I thought this site was about publishing legitimate news and not just duping people into clicking.
I dont hack hon
The article also says: "4:08 p.m. UPDATE: According to Ramsay's rep, the comments made on the "Jonathan Ross Show" were made in jest.
"'It was nothing more than a joke he made up on the show to poke fun and embarrass Megan who was sitting in the audience with her boyfriend,' his rep said."
No you bugger was wrong
What a sick perv!
It was a JOKE people, they were sitting in the audiance, try reading!
Hmmm, he has an odd sense of humor. I like his show, Hell's Kitchen, tho.
I admit the joke was presented poorly, but not too bad otherwise. I prefer Kitchen Nightmares to Hell's Kitchen, personally.
Relax it was just a joke. He loves his family very much and wouldn't do such a thing.
This Dad needs some real help. He is likable but damaged and teaching his son some nasty habits regarding how to treat women.
Read the article. It was a joke. I doubt that his daughter and boyfriend would actually sit in the audience if he had pulled such a stunt.
Still stupid to joke about. I want him in my kitchen so I can lock him in the meat freezer for a couple days.
This isn't true, if these so called reporters would take two seconds actually fact checking they'd figure that out too.
ew. A camera in your daughter's room? ew. How about not letting her be in her room with the fricken boyfriend?
He's a perv. Next thing ya know he'll get hacked and it'll be all over the web. Ewwww.
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