Hell’s Kitchen yet to heat up

September 4, 2007 by  
Filed under News

Despite the promise of new head chef Marco Pierre White’s explosive temper, the latest series of ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen has so far failed to get the nation’s pulses racing.

Just 3.6 million viewers tuned into the first episode of the show, equivalent to around 17.1 per cent of the national audience share.

Significantly, seven million viewers saw the first episode of the show when Gordon Ramsey was in charge and even Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli managed to pull in 5.9 million viewers on  their  debut.

In fact, the celebrity chef was upstaged by the boyfriend of contestant Abbey Clancy , apparently a former call-girl and coke lover or something,  who showed up to lend his support on the first show.

Footballer Peter Crouch dined with Abbey’s family and even popped his head into the kitchen only to be asked abruptly to stay away by the Frenchman.

Speaking in the confessional, the WAG said: “When I saw him I thought I don’t want him to be here! At first I was a bit shy and thought he would put me off but it was really good to see him. We spend every day together so its quite hard to be away from him.”

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