Chef Gordon Ramsay in Dubai.
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Gordon Ramsay paid for a newlywed couple’s wedding after they complained that the celebrity chef ruined their special day by filming his show in the same location in June.
Charlie Willis, 35, and Laura, 29, had booked a small ceremony for six on Lusty Glaze Beach near Newquay, Cornwall, but said the event got sour when Ramsay showed up with his film crew to for his new show “Future” to turn Food-Stars “.
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“We’d both worked so hard to save up for the day and felt like extras on a game show,” Willis told The Sun.
The couple were later reimbursed for the cost of the wedding – £ 1,300 (Dh 6,631) – and given an apology from Ramsay’s production company
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Willis, I am writing to apologize for the excitement our filming caused on your wedding day on Lusty Glaze Beach,” read the letter. “I am ashamed that we influenced your special day and I can assure you that it was never our intention to upset you or your guests.”
“As you know, we have now paid for your wedding in full, which I hope will help make amends and acknowledge how sorry I am that we have, albeit inadvertently, interfered with your special day,” he added.
Ramsay also tweeted about the incident in his signature cheeky manner, posting a screenshot of a report from The Daily Mail.
“Must have missed the part where my crew and I ruined the wedding ….. congratulations on a wonderful marriage … if you fancy a night at @savoygrill it’s up to me … I’ll try not to ruin, ”he tweeted.
However, according to Gordon’s rep, the film crew had permission to use the beach.
“There was no crash of the gate, Studio Ramsay was booked for the film on the beach, the same day that various weddings and events took place,” said the spokesman for the Daily Mail. “It’s a real shame that this couple is still complaining, their bill was generously covered, they had a happy conversation with Gordon that day, they didn’t have exclusive use of the beach and everyone else who went to the beach had a really great time joining. ” & from the camera. “