Saturday 18 January 2020

Gordon Ramsay has won back an army of fans on his second The Nightly Show

By Francesca Gosling

Gordon might be facing some stiff competition from the pizza delivery guy!

Viewers have warmed to Gordon Ramsay as host of The Nightly Show in a dramatic turnaround after slating his debut.

The TV chef was met with a frosty reception when he took over the programme on Monday night, leading viewers to joke that it was his poor performance that led to a technical fault.

But a day later, his chef-based quips and food-themed games won him legions of fans.

After joking that it was fellow chef Jamie Oliver who pulled the power plug on the show on Monday, he welcomed special guests John Lydon, Sally Phillips and an unsuspecting pizza deliverer.

Keeping with the kitchen theme, he put Lydon through a taste test, spoke to Phillips about cooking for a family, and bought pizza for the audience.

One happy viewer posted on Twitter: “Well as for the nightly show, I’m surprised to say I think Gordon Ramsey’s week is the best yet! I am actually enjoying it!!”

Viewers particularly enjoyed the moment he ordered pizza to the live studio, opening the door to bewildered deliverer Oscar, who bravely stepped on to the stage during his first night on the job.

Reviews showed a dramatic turnaround from Monday night, when viewers described Gordon’s performance as “absolutely awful” following a week with Dermot O’Leary at the helm.

The Nightly Show returns to ITV at 10pm on Wednesday.

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