Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has claimed he has invited the president of the USA for breakfast when Cornwall hosts this year’s G7 Summit – and that his neighbours are going to “go crazy.”
The hot-headed chef, who is known for his TV rants over the years, often accompanied by much censor bleeping, has three properties in Cornwall, including two in the Rock area and a refurbished bank in Fowey.
Now, in an interview with the Press Association to publicise his latest TV show, Mr Ramsay, star of Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, has made the claim that he has sent an invitation to American president Joe Biden to join him when the G7 travels to Carbis Bay this June.
It is not clear whether the Michelin-starred chef, who began his career training with the likes of Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, was joking or not.
But in response to a question on what he is most looking forward to post-lockdown, he replied: “Getting back to see my neighbours in Cornwall. And guess what? I’ve invited Joe Biden for breakfast.
“Wait till you see who I’ve got coming for breakfast. Big Joe! You know he’s coming down for the G7? He’s coming over for breakfast.
“They’re going to go crazy!”
Mr Ramsay, who last year became an ambassador of Cornwall Air Ambulance with his wife Tanya, is reportedly not particularly close to his neighbours, who were said to be upset when the chef and his family retreated to their Trebetherick home, near Daymer Bay, during the first lockdown last spring.
According to The Sun newspaper last April, neighbours had threatened to reveal the family’s address if they did not leave.
Mr Ramsay made the comments about his alleged breakfast invite in an interview to publicise his new TV show Bank Balance – his first foray into hosting a game show, which began on BBC One on Wednesday.
Contestants must answer a series of questions and balance bars of gold on a precarious board, in an attempt to win a cash prize.
More of the interview can be read in this week’s Packet print edition, on sale until Tuesday.
Bank Balance is broadcast on BBC1 each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9pm.