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Gordon Ramsay ends 'Kitchen Nightmares' after 12 seasons

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 09: Television personality and chef Gordon Ramsay cooks at his Gordon Ramsay BurGR booth at Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit's Grand Tasting event at Caesars Palace on May 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Ethan Miller

“Kitchen Nightmares” is about to end. Gordon Ramsay said that he is pulling the plug. He will film only a few more episodes for Channel 4 in the U.K. However, in America, Fox network has only one episode to go before the season ends for good.

Gordon wrote this announcement on his webpage, “Kitchen Nightmares lasted for seven years on Fox. Gordon tackled tough failing restaurants, trying to revive them into a thriving business. As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I've decided to stop making the show."

Gordon’s show started in the U.K. in 2004. In 2007, Fox picked up the show for the American audience. One of the most memorable restaurants that Gordon tried to save was Amy’s Bakery located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Amy’s Bakery is the first and only restaurant that Gordon walked away and deemed them beyond saving. When the Amy’s Bakery episode went viral, it had over a million viewers.

Gordon wrote on his webpage, “Starting in 2004 this was the show that really propelled my TV career and I'm very grateful for the amazing team behind the series and for the support from the viewers for almost over a decade! From the first episode, which aired in April 2004 with over 5 million viewers we’re now 12 seasons later and it,’s been an amazing journey. In 2007 we took the show to America on Fox and they've just finished airing series 7 this summer. During this time I've visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help or in some cases failing to help, some of the most weird and wonderful people. Of course Amy's Baking Company is a standout along with Bonaparte's but there were good times too; the lovely sisters at La Galleria and Momma Cherri's to name but two.”

Gordon said that in the 10 years of doing “Kitchen Nightmares,” there were 12 seasons, 123 episodes shot across 2 continents. The show was sold to over 150 countries. He said, "It’s been a blast but it’s time to call it a day.”

During the 2012 and 2013 season, “Kitchen Nightmares” brought in $37.3 million in ad revenue. It had a swear count of 10,197 with 27 meltdowns. Gordon assures his fans that he will continue filming his other shows. In America, he’ll continue the series of Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and Masterchef Junior.

Will you miss "Kitchen Nightmares" or are you happy that the series is ending? Let us know in the comment section.

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