Saturday 21 April 2018

Technical fault hits Gordon Ramsay's 'awful' debut on The Nightly Show

By Julia Hunt

Fans want Dermot O’Leary back on The Nightly Show.

Gordon Ramsay’s debut as host of The Nightly Show was interrupted by a technical fault – leading some viewers to joke the plug had been pulled because of his performance.

The celebrity chef started his stint as host of ITV’s much-maligned topical entertainment programme on Monday night.

His expletives and quips about fellow chef Jamie Oliver failed to impress viewers, with some saying the chef was “absolutely awful” as a presenter.

But they saw the funny side when the screening was halted and a sign appeared saying “We’re sorry for the disruption”.

The programme has struggled in the ratings and has been slated as “cringe-worthy”, with its string of famous hosts including David Walliams and John Bishop panned by viewers.

X Factor star Dermot O’Leary turned things around during his run and was heralded as someone who could “rescue” the series.

But viewers said the show had hit “an all-time low” with Gordon at the helm.

The programme is attempting to replicate the late-night shows popular in the US and will run for eight weeks with a different host each week.

Many called for X Factor star Dermot to return for another stint.

Gordon continues his run on The Nightly Show on Tuesday.

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