On his 44'th birthday Chef, Gordon Ramsay, known for his 'colourful language' has publicly explained to his mother in law why he has sacked her husband, whose dumplings were not up to scratch. He also 'shouts and curses a lot'.
Ramsay's wife and children are afraid Gordon will not get a birthday card and that the invitation to go for a family Christmas meal will bite the dust.
Gordon has assured his tearful family that they will have their Christmas meal and now that soggy dumplings are no longer being served in his restaurants the business will improve. Meals will no longer be upset by hysterical traumas.
However TV Chiefs are worried about the public family row. There are real worries that the dumpling issue will rub off on viewers who will see this as an unappetising incident.
I caught Gordon as he was about to cook the evening meal for his clientele at the Savoy. He was less than forthcoming about the issue, advising me in two words to go away. 'I'm reporting on your situation Gordon and I want to have your point of view.'
'I've said all I want to say. We are all in tears about this matter. Let me get on with the cooking. I have customers waiting.'
So Gordon continued to prepare bread and cheese for the Savoyards determined to carry on through hell and high water. Such a nice man, as my mother always said.