Gordon Ramsay admits using camera to spy on daughter’s bedroom

TV chef makes outlandish claims in jokey exchange with chat show host Jonathan Ross

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Gordon Ramsay has admitted on TV that he uses a hidden camera to spy on his daughter’s bedroom.

Joking to Jonathan Ross that he wants to talk to her about all the “revision” she’s been doing, it is a claim which Megan, 15, may not see as a laughing matter.

Speaking on the presenter’s ITV chat show, Mr Ramsay said he had enlisted the help of his 13-year-old son Jack to plant a Go-Pro high definition camera in Megan’s room.

“I’ve been a bit naughty,” the 46-year-old TV chef said. The Kitchen Nightmares star appeared on the show following the announcement that his former New York restaurant – still trading as Gordon Ramsay at The London – has been stripped of its two Michelin stars.

According to reports in the Telegraph, Mr Ramsay said: “Megan’s 15, she’s here tonight with her boyfriend.

“They’ve been spending a lot of time in her room recently. But revising. Revising.

“They seem to be spending a lot of time revising and yet the results aren’t…

“I’ve been a bit naughty over the last couple of weeks because I got Jack a little Go-Pro. One of those little secret cameras.

“So I said to him: ‘Look mate, here’s twenty quid, go and target your big sister’s room and put that camera right at the top left-hand side of the wardrobe.’

“So, Megan, I’d like to talk to you about your revising.”

It remains to be seen just how seriously Mr Ramsay meant the claims – last year an American college student brought a restraining order against her parents after they started spying on her with secret data-tracking software.

Mr Ramsay, himself an active and outspoken fitness fanatic, also took the opportunity to throw a playful taunt at fellow TV chef Jamie Oliver. “If he completes an Iron Man, I’ll give him a Michelin star,” he said.