Saturday Night Takeaway: Ant and Dec apologise as Gordon Ramsay SWEARS after just 11 MINUTES


Saturday Night Takeaway hosts Ant and Dec were forced to apologise after Gordon Ramsay swore live on air, just 11 minutes into the show.

The Celebrity chef, 54, was acting as a guest announcer on the ITV entertainment show when he accidentally let slip the word ‘p****d’ during the Read My Lips segment.

His slip of the tongue comes minutes after the hosts, both 45, warned him about his language, with the duo joking they had splashed out on a bleep machine to censor out any rude words.

Oh dear: Saturday Night Takeaway hosts Ant and Dec were forced to apologise after Gordon Ramsay swore live on air, just 11 minutes into the show

Gordon was taking part in a humorous game of Read My Lips in which he donned noise-cancelling headphones and had to guess what the contestant was saying in order to win them money.

But the TV star turned the air blue after mistakenly thinking that a player had said ‘p****d’ when they had actually uttered ‘pizza’. 

Though Gordon was oblivious to the blunder, Ant was quick to say sorry to viewers following Gordon’s slip-up.

He told the camera: ‘We do have to apologise for you language halfway through that – it may have sounded like a swear word.’ 

Whoops! The Celebrity chef, 54, was acting as a guest announcer on the ITV entertainment show when he accidentally let slip the word 'p****d' during the Read My Lips segment

Whoops! The Celebrity chef, 54, was acting as a guest announcer on the ITV entertainment show when he accidentally let slip the word ‘p****d’ during the Read My Lips segment

And it wasn’t just Ant that noticed as viewers at home were quick to comment on Gordon’s mistake.

‘All that at the start about a beep machine for Gordon Ramsey and he really swears and they miss it’ tweeted one viewer. 

While another remarked: ‘swore already. So much for the bleep machine.’

Mistake: His slip of the tongue comes minutes after the hosts, both 45, warned him about his language, with the duo joking they had splashed out on a bleep machine to censor out any rude words

Mistake: His slip of the tongue comes minutes after the hosts, both 45, warned him about his language, with the duo joking they had splashed out on a bleep machine to censor out any rude words

A third said: ‘Seems like the swear machine they invested in for Gordon wasn’t working quickly enough there.’

‘Did Gordon Ramsey just say “p****d” right after Ant & Dec had done a whole sketch about investing in a bleep machine’ observed a fourth watcher.

‘How did Gordon Ramsey manage to swear, slag off someone’s teeth and tell Rizwan to speak English all within 2 minutes on a harmless family game show’ said a fifth.

With another adding: ‘Gordon Ramsay has no filter does he?’

Slip of the tongue: The TV star turned the air blue after mistakenly thinking that a player had said 'p****d' when they had actually uttered 'pizza'

Slip of the tongue: The TV star turned the air blue after mistakenly thinking that a player had said ‘p****d’ when they had actually uttered ‘pizza’

Sorry: Though Gordon was oblivious to the blunder, Ant was quick to say sorry to viewers following Gordon's slip-up

Sorry: Though Gordon was oblivious to the blunder, Ant was quick to say sorry to viewers following Gordon’s slip-up

Gordon’s error comes after Ant and Dec has warned him at the top of the show to watch his language.

The pair revealed they’d invested £5,000 in a bleep machine that would censor any bad language by the star, who is known for his expletive-filled rants in the kitchen.

Gordon then reassured them that he would ‘mind his Ps and Qs’ throughout the family show.  

Reaction: It wasn't just Ant that noticed as viewers at home were quick to comment on Gordon's mistake

Reaction: It wasn’t just Ant that noticed as viewers at home were quick to comment on Gordon’s mistake

Meanwhile, Gordon further caused a stir when he insulted a contestant’s teeth during the show.

After the restaurateur finished the game, Ant and Dec berated him for how bad he was, but Gordon hit back saying he was distracted by the gap in the woman’s teeth.

While Gordon found the remark funny, viewers at home were furious and were quick to call him out for his shocking comment. 

It comes after last week’s launch show saw an average of 7.3 million viewers tune in, with the duo performing to a virtual audience due to ongoing Covid restrictions.

Uh oh: Meanwhile, Gordon further caused a stir when he insulted a contestant's teeth during the show

Uh oh: Meanwhile, Gordon further caused a stir when he insulted a contestant’s teeth during the show

The figures make the show the second highest rating programme of the year so far, outside of news and sport across any channel, only beaten by ITV’s The Masked Singer.

However, despite the fun-filled show, viewers complained about sound issues, with many complaining of background noise coming from the virtual audience.

And it seemed this week the audio problems may not have been fully fixed as fans still took to Twitter to complain about the sound. 

Troubles: It seemed this week the audio problems may not have been fully fixed as fans still took to Twitter to complain about the sound

Troubles: It seemed this week the audio problems may not have been fully fixed as fans still took to Twitter to complain about the sound

‘The sound engineer needs the sack!’ ranted one person.

As a second viewer complained: ‘C’mon ITV. Two weeks in a row the sound is awful.’

‘eeeek. Awful sound issues tonight!’ tweeted a third watcher.

‘Do my ears deceive me or is there a bit of subtle chatter in the sound of tonight’s #SaturdayNightTakeaway’ questioned a fourth.

With a fifth asking: ‘Anyone else hearing weird echoing or weird sound issues when Ant and Dec are talking?’

Saturday Night Takeaway continues Saturday at 7pm on ITV. 

Complaints: SNT viewers noticed an issue with the sound, with many noting they could hear whispering or chatter in the background

Complaints: SNT viewers noticed an issue with the sound, with many noting they could hear whispering or chatter in the background

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