TV chef Ramsay joked about his sweary reputation when he received his OBE
And the TV chef’s legendary potty-mouth appears to be famous at even the highest echelons of society.
The 50-year-old star joked the Queen gave him a “handshake and polite f**k off” after he was handed his OBE.
Ramsay made the joke during Stephen Colbert's Late Show
Ramsay was questioned on Friday about the honour, which he received in Scotland in 2006, by Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
When asked if the occasion amounted to a “sword situation”, the Kitchen Nightmares star responded: “No, that's when you get knighted.
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It's sort of a little handshake and a polite f**k off
“OBE is under that so it's sort of a little handshake and a polite f**k off.
“She sort of mutters it under her breath.”
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Ramsay received the honour in 2006
Colbert revealed guests are not typically allowed to use the F-word on the Late Show, but broadcaster CBS made an exception for Ramsay.
But this did not wash with the foul-mouthed chef, who responded: “At 11:35 at a f**king night?!”
Ramsay, promoting a new US edition of his programme The F Word, yesterday challenged Kevin Spacey to a swear-off in a trailer for the US edition of Ramsay’s programme The F-Word.
"We're f***ing filming!" the Hose of Cards star could be seen shouting at a passer-by as the hilarious teaser began with the pair stood at a workbench outside in the sunshine, looking ready to cook up a delicious dish on the barbecue.
Later in the clip, the star gushed about Gordon's food, exclaiming: "This is f***ing good."
"Of course it's gonna be f***ing good," the famously potty-mouthed chef replied, before Kevin chipped in: "Alright, I'm just saying it's f***ing, f***ing, f***ing good!"