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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay apologised on Wednesday for insulting a high-profile female Australian television reporter.


The cook, renowned for foul-mouthed on-screen outbursts, sparked the row on Saturday when he showed a food-fair audience a photo of a nude woman on all fours, with multiple breasts and a pig's face, and said the image was of Tracy Grimshaw.


Grimshaw, who had interviewed him the night before, described Ramsay as an "arrogant narcissist" and a "bully" and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the cook's remarks reflected "a new form of low life."


In a statement, Ramsay described his comments relating to Grimshaw as "off-the-cuff and in response to heckling from the audience.


"His intention was to make a joke and indeed he did raise a big laugh at the time," the statement read.


"However, with hindsight he realizes that his comments were inappropriate and offensive to Tracy Grimshaw. Gordon has given a full and frank apology on the Channel 9 News which Tracy has accepted. He has also spoken to Tracy personally." :lol::lol:

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