TV Biz reports that the deal is worth £1million to Gordon, though he has apparently been told that another series of The F Word isn’t on the cards.
A friend of Gordon’s told the paper, “Gordon is excited to be signing for another year.
“Gordon’s on great form and thrilled to be back on Channel 4 next week.”
And a Channel 4 source said, “Gordon is a key part of our success and we’re delighted he’s staying with us.
“He remains Britain’s most entertaining chef and we see him as an integral part of our schedule…”
Gordon of course returns to our screens next Tuesday in Gordon Behind Bars, which features the chef teaching prisoners in HMP Brixton how to cook.
However, it didn’t all go smoothly as the Daily Star reports that Gordon was left “stunned” when inmates nicked items from his kitchen including onions, garlic and chilli.
We’ll hear Gordon telling the inmates, “That gets me into serious sh*t and you’re letting me down. We cannot steal from the kitchen. We stop this now.”
Gordon also reportedly “hits the roof” when the prison’s head chef refers to the inmates as “customers” and says they must have five choices for every meal.
Gordon apparently rants, “He says customers, I say prisoners. He says choices, I say f*** off!”
And of the point of the concept of teaching prisoners how to cook Gordon said, “My plan is pretty straightforward. It’s about getting them off their arses and working.
“I’m going to try and set up a business behind bars. Learning to become a great cook takes time.
“If there’s one thing these f***ers have got on their side, it’s time. Why the hell should they be sat in a cell doing jack sh*t?”
Why indeed, however, it remains to be seen if he will revisit that show for a new series.
He also has a new series lined up with Mary Portas which will see the pair staffing the Hotel Britannia with unemployed people. The show is set to feature guest mentors including Countdown’s Nick Hewer.