Gordon Ramsay says he’s never watched Hell’s Kitchen because “I’ve lived the nightmare once”

Gordon Ramsay insists he’s never watched an episode of his Fox reality competition Hell’s Kitchen, which returned last night for its fifth season, because he doesn’t want to relive the “nightmare.”

Because he’s Ramsay, though, he says it in a much more colorful way. In a video interview with Comcast.net’s Victor Balta, Ramsay first said that he constantly battles with the network. “Fox runs a show; I run a restaurant. We fight all day long. … They want to run a show, I want to run a restaurant,” he said, adding that “the challenges are real” and meaningful to him.

Because he treats the restaurant as real, even if it is staffed by incompetent asshats, Ramsay said, “I’ve never watched the show yet because I run a restaurant. How sad would I be if I had to go and sit home, sit there with my spaghetti bolonase, and say right, let’s watch the opening night.”

“What–after being there, in it, up to my balls in shit dealing with those muppets?” he asked. “No chance. I’ve lived the nightmare once; I’m not going back for fucking seconds.”

Why’s Gordon Ramsay So Angry? He Tells Us [Comcast]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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