June 24, 2014 8:22 am

Gordon Ramsay pulls the plug on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

Gordon Ramsay, pictured in May 2014.

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TORONTO — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced Monday he is shutting down Kitchen Nightmares.

“I’ve decided to stop making the show,” Ramsay said in a message posted on his website. “It’s been a blast but it’s time to call it a day.”

Kitchen Nightmares premiered in the UK in 2004 and ran for five seasons.

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The U.S. version, which aired in Canada on Global, debuted in 2007 and ran for seven seasons.

“I’ve visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help or in some cases failing to help, some of the most weird and wonderful people,” Ramsay recalled.

Ramsay claimed he swore 10,197 times during the decade-long run of the shows and consumed 2.3 litres of Pepto Bismol and 234 Zantacs.

Ramsay, 47, also stars on the series MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen.

“I’m glad I’ve been able to entertain and hopefully help a few people along the way,” he said. “It’s sad to say goodbye to Kitchen Nightmares but I’ll be continuing with my other shows. It’s been memorable! Thank you for watching.”

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