- Gordon Ramsay filmed his new show at a Cornwall beach that was also being used as a wedding venue.
- As a gesture of goodwill, the British chef covered the couple’s wedding costs of $1,800 (£1,300).
- The couple told The Sun their wedding become a “kitchen nightmare.”
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Gordon Ramsay, 54, came under fire from a British couple after filming for his new BBC show “Future Food Stars” interrupted their wedding in Newquay, Cornwall, in June.
Charlie Willis, 35, and his wife Laura, 29, put together a ceremony for six on Lusty Glaze Beach, but told The Sun everything turned into a “kitchen nightmare” after they discovered they were sharing their day with a film crew.
“We had both worked so hard to save for that day and we felt like extras on a game show,” Charlie told The Sun. He also said their wedding photographs were spoiled by the crew’s presence.
The publication reports that the couple opted for Lusty Glaze Beach’s elopement ceremony plan, costing $1,380 (£995).
A representative for the venue told Insider: “The wedding party in question had not booked the whole beach at Lusty Glaze, they had opted for an entry level package so they hadn’t taken the necessary steps to secure exclusive use of the beach.”
They added: “In what were very unusual circumstances, there was also a production crew filming at Lusty Glaze, however the production company has reimbursed the cost of venue hire to the couple as a goodwill gesture.”
According to The Sun, Studio Ramsay paid the couple’s wedding costs of $1,800 (£1,300) which included the ceremony and the cost of a gourmet meal for the party of six.
An apology letter sent to the couple by a Studio Ramsay producer was also shared by the publication, in which they said they were “mortified” that production affected their wedding day.
“I can assure you that it was never our intention to upset you or your guests,” the letter read. “As you are aware, we have now paid for your wedding in full, which I hope goes some way towards making amends and acknowledging how sorry I am that your special day was affected, albeit unintentionally, by us.”
A representative for Ramsay told MailOnline there was “no gate crashing” on the day because Studio Ramsay had booked the beach for filming.
“It’s a real shame this couple are still complaining, their bill was generously covered, they happily chatted with Gordon on the day, they didn’t have exclusive use of the beach and all the other beach goers had a really great time joining in on & off camera,” they said, according to the publication.
“Future Food Stars,” Ramsay’s new show, was announced by the BBC in January and will see the “Kitchen Nightmares” star scour the UK for the hottest food and drink entrepreneurs.
Representatives for Studio Ramsay did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.