Hilary to tackle foul-mouthed chef on show
Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey has promised to teach foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay a lesson and help him axe the expletives.
The Leicestershire businesswoman will feature alongside the celebrity cook in the new Channel 4 show, Hotel GB, which starts at 9pm on Monday.
The programme sees two teams of celebrities running a hotel with paying guests, in an attempt to help the unemployed trainees staffing it find real jobs.
Ramsay leads one team, with the other led by retail expert Mary Portas.
Devey runs the hotel shop and Leicester's celebrity fashion expert Gok Wan is also part of the impressive line-up.
Ms Devey has become a common face on TV screens while still running the Pall-Ex haulage firm, which is based near Coalville, and has an annual turnover of more than £100 million.
Launching the five-part series, the straight-talking businesswoman said she gets "on with everybody", but promised she would not let Ramsay get away with bad language.
She said: "I shall bring a thesaurus with me because by the end of the week I hope to teach Gordon some new words instead of the F-word.
"I think it's unnecessary, isn't it? The English language is very beautiful and there are other words you can use that are far more articulate."
She also said she would insist Ramsay cooked "a set menu" for her twin teacup Yorkshire terriers Mixie and Dixie, who enjoy a diet of liver and kidneys.
All the money spent at the hotel, in Bermondsey, south-east London, will be split between two charities.
Ramsay predicted he would be having words with Devey.
He said: "How dare she turn up to Hotel GB in a Rolls Royce. Firstly, we don't have dogs in the restaurant and secondly, guaranteed by the time it gets dark, half those wheels are going to be missing and I'm going to go outside and pee my pants – even the dogs will be on bricks."