Gordon Ramsay’s current Channel 4 show features the TV chef teaching male prisoners in HMP Brixton how to cook, and it’s been reported today that Gordon is set to share the wisdom with ladies who are at Her Majesty’s pleasure in a new series this year.
The debut of Gordon Behind Bars landed C4 with an impressive 2.9million viewers when it premiered on Tuesday, and the channel’s bosses are hoping the new series in a womens’ prison will prove to be a similar draw to viewers.
While speaking to the Sun’s TV Biz, Gordon said, “There is an idea about going into a ladies’ prison which will be interesting.
“And I would definitely go back to Brixton…”
Gordon also revealed that he had the support of David Cameron for his campaign to get prisoners working. He apparently presented the idea to the Prime Minister when they met recently at an event organised by children’s charity Ray Of Sunshine.
Gordon said, “We had a charity gig recently for Ray Of Sunshine where we got to see David Cameron.
“He asked how it was going and I said that it was tough and that I found it harder than I had expected.
“We have sent the business plan in and are following everything up because it needs supporting.
“Think of all of those people in prison and barely ten per cent are getting anywhere near work.
“I hate that negative energy and whenever I have had a setback in life I have turned it around and focused on how I can turn this huge negative into something positive.
“I believe there are massive missed opportunities in prisons.”
I wonder what “missed opportunities” Gordon will encounter in a ladies’ incarceration facility? A potential gap in the market for philandering men mayhap? Or a dirth of Rampant Rabbits?