21 January 2011

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has finally responded to rumours about having undergone cosmetic surgery, by denying that he has had any recent treatments. There has been press speculation since the loud-mouthed chef was photographed on holiday in Napa Valley, California, looking decidedly puffy. Ramsay put his strange and swollen appearance down to a combination of petrol and horses. In Shark Bait, Ramsays documentary on the illegal activity of harvesting shark fins which aired on January 16, the chef was filmed being attacked with petrol. In a press conference, Ramsay told reporters: I had petrol gasoline poured all over my hair and I had a horrific infection. He then added: I was in Napa for Christmas literally two weeks after the shoot and went horseback riding with the kids and had a horrendous allergic reaction to the horses, combined with the problems I had with my scalp, so it was just a hair nightmare. In 2009, Ramsay admitted to having dermal fillers to plump out deep lines and grooves on his forehead, chin, and around his mouth and nose.