Saturday Night Takeaway: Gordon Ramsay sparks fury with fans over ‘speak English’ remark

Gordon Ramsay attempts to help man on Saturday Night Takeaway

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Saturday Night Takeaway fans were not impressed by Gordon Ramsay this evening after the television chef appeared to tell an Asian man named Razwan to “speak English” before taking part in a round of Read My Lips. Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were hosting the game which saw the television chef place a pair of soundproof headphones on and try and guess what members of the public were saying in a bid to win some cash. 

Flashing up on screen, Rizwan introduced himself and Dec joked: “I thought that was Rizwan Windsor there a member of the Royal family.” 

Gordon, who had the headphones on and was ready to go said: “Have balls Rizwan, speak English,” before making his hands into a prayer sign. 

“Good luck, he’s got his headphones on, time starts now!” Dec called out and Rizwan shouted: “Pasta, Pasta, Pasta.” 

After a few seconds, Gordon guessed: “Pasta!” Which was correct and Rizwan moved onto: “Prawn crackers, prawn crackers…” 

“Pork scratchings?” The Hells Kitchen questioned. 

Saturday Night Takeaway was trending on Twitter and there were many comments in reference to Gordon’s remark above. 

“Did Gordon Ramsey just say speak English to the Asian contestant?? #SaturdayNightTakeaway,” someone asked. 

Another wrote: “Just had to rewind Saturday night takeaway couldn’t believe Gordon Ramsey praying and asking a contestant to please speak English…. @itvtakeaway @antanddec #SaturdayNightTakeaway.” 

While one mentioned: “#SaturdayNightTakeaway Gordon just said to Asian guy ‘speak English’. Oh!!” 

#SaturdayNightTakeaway how was Gordon Ramsay insulting people based on their looks and race deemed entertainment,” another tweet read. 

During the same game, Gordon commented on someone’s appearance. 

A lady was trying to say “garlic bread” in her strong welsh accent and he said he couldn’t understand her because of the “gap” in her teeth. 

Some viewers defended and enjoyed seeing Gordon on their screens, one tweeted:”Gordon is b***** hilarious so many snowflakes on here who get offended so easy ! @GordonRamsay #SaturdayNightTakeaway.” 

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A second said: “#SaturdayNightTakeaway I don’t think Gordon’s “is he speaking English” comment was based on the ethnicity of the speaker – he would have said it too anyone. No need to call him a racist.” 

“Gordon Ramsey is taking the piss here surely. #SaturdayNightTakeaway,” a tweet read. 

Someone else mentioned: “Gordon makes me giggle lmao he’s terrible but it’s so funny #SaturdayNightTakeaway.” has contacted Gordon representatives and ITV for comment. 

At the top of the show, Ant and Dec joked about Gordon’s excessive swearing on television. 

They said they had paid for a ‘bleeper’ machine to cover up any rude words the chef may accidentally say – despite being told it was a family friendly show. 

Within 11 minutes of the show airing on ITV Ant apologised to those watching at home for Gordon saying a word which sounded like a swear word. 

Saturday Night Takeaway airs Saturday’s at 7pm on ITV.

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