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Gordon Ramsay Reveals His Plan To Turn Things Around For 'The Nightly Show'

'I know I’m going to get a kicking... it can’t get any worse.'

27/03/2017 07:30 BST | Updated 27/03/2017 09:14 BST

Gordon Ramsay has opened up about about his upcoming stint presenting ‘The Nightly Show’, insisting he’s ready to “do something different” to try and turn things around for the show.

Starting tonight (27 March), the notoriously blunt TV chef will front a week’s worth of shows at the helm of ITV’s latest venture, which has so far been largely panned since it began airing at the beginning of the month.

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Gordon Ramsay

Speaking to the Daily Star, Gordon admitted he was prepared for negative comments on social media, claiming: I know I’m going to get a kicking. It can’t get any worse. The knives are out. I quite like that.

“I’m robust. I’m gonna stand strong and take the blows. I have to do something different, that’s important.”

Things got off to a shaky start for ‘The Nightly Show’, which saw David Walliams on presenting duties, when he was hit with a barrage of negative reviews, while ratings for the show have since fallen below what ‘News At Ten’ was bringing in for ITV in the same timeslot.

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'The Nightly Show'

Gordon has even revealed that his wife suggested he might have wanted to pull out of presenting the show when he saw how poorly it had been received by viewers, though he was adamant he would honour his commitment.

He added: David Walliams is a national treasure, so to see him get beaten up was a bit unfair. All the sarcastic remarks and vicious stuff. But the viewing figures speak for themselves.

“The first thing Tana said to me: ‘Are you going to pull out?” Am I fuck going to pull out... I wouldn’t do that. If I commit to something, I do it. I just need to have a bit of fun with it.”

Since David’s first five shows, John Bishop, Davina McCall and Dermot O’Leary have all fronted ‘The Nightly Show’ for a week, with Dermot getting the best reception so far last week.

‘The Nightly Show’ airs weeknights at 10pm on ITV.

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