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