CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has been urged to apologise after saying on Radio Two yesterday that he loves Cornwall but "can't stand" the Cornish.

Well known big mouth Mr Ramsey who owns a property in Cornwall told Zoe Ball's breakfast show “Trust me I absolutely love Cornwall, it's just the Cornish I can't stand.".

When he was challenged by stand-in host Vernon Kay, Gordon Ramsay confirmed it was what he thought.

Speaking after hearing the remarks Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole said he was really disappointed to hear Gordon Ramsay's divisive comments and lack of respect for the Cornish people.

"It is shocking that he deems it OK to make such a public statement that he would presumably not make about other national or ethnic groups,” he said.

“It does need to be pointed out that the Cornish are protected as a ‘national minority’ – just like the Welsh and Scots – through the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. I sincerely hope he will reflect on his words and apologise.”

“Many people living to the west of the Tamar do not enjoy as good a life as Mr Ramsay. I would welcome The Sun doing features on poverty, housing crisis & other socio-economic problems suffered by ordinary people in Cornwall & the need for greater support for Cornish culture.”


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A spokesman for Gordon told the Sun newspaper: "Gordon has made these tongue-in-cheek comments many, many times. Always, very clearly, said in good humour and seen that way by the majority."