A newlywed couple criticized Gordon Ramsay and his production crew for spoiling their wedding day.
Charlie Willis, 35, and his wife Lauren, 29, tied the knot on a private beach in Newquay, Cornwall, last month, but were devastated when the beach was ‘destroyed’ by the film crew while ‘They were filming celebrity chef Gordon Future’s new TV series.
As Gordon and his team took over Lusty Glaze beach, the bride and groom described their day as a “nightmare.” However, it is understood that the wedding party had not been granted “exclusive use” of the beach.
Horror wedding: A newlywed couple slammed chef Gordon Ramsay and his production crew for spoiling their wedding day after taking over the same beach in Newquay (Photo: Gordon filming at Lusty Beach Glaze in June)
According to The Sun, Charlie, a plumbing dealer from Kettering, said he and his wife “felt like extras” at their wedding.
“It was all a complete kitchen nightmare,” Charlie said. “We had both worked so hard to save for that day and felt like extras on a game show.”
The couple had paid £ 1,300 to host a private beach ceremony and gourmet dinner for six – costing £ 50 per head – after their nuptials.
Gordon and his crew, however, had taken over the kitchen due to the filming, with Charlie claiming the couple’s wedding dinner ended up being “cheap and mean.”
Upset: Gordon was filming for his new show, with married couple Charlie and Lauren left furious and “feeling like extras” as their marriage was picked up by the film crew (Photo: Gordon and the film crew on the Lusty Glaze beach in June)
A spokesperson for Lusty Glaze told the publication the wedding party had not been granted exclusive use of the beach, meaning Gordon and his crew were allowed to continue production under “very unusual ”.
After hearing that the newlyweds were unhappy, Gordon reportedly paid the couple the full wedding fees as a kind gesture.
Its producer at Studio Ramsay, Sharon Powers, also sent the couple a letter apologizing for any upset they had caused and insisting the team were “mortified” for affecting their special day.
He would say, “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Willis, I am writing to apologize for the upset our filming caused you on your wedding day on Lusty Glaze Beach.
“I am mortified that we affected your special day and I can assure you that our intention was never to upset you or your guests.
Kind gesture: Gordon paid the couple the full wedding fee of £ 1,300 after learning they were unhappy with the crew’s impact on their big day
Sending their apologies: Gordon’s team contacted the couple and wrote a letter of apology, stating that they were “mortified” for ruining their marriage (Photo: Gordon in a cooking tutorial on his YouTube channel )
“As you know, we have now paid for your wedding in full, which I hope will go some way in making amends and recognizing how sorry I am that your special day has been affected, although unintentionally, by us.
“I hope you can accept my apologies and wish you the best of luck for the future.”
A representative for Gordon told MailOnline: “There was no blocking of the door, Studio Ramsay had been booked to film on the beach on the same day that various weddings and events were taking place.
“It’s a shame that this couple are still complaining, their bill was generously covered, they happily chatted with Gordon the same day, they didn’t have exclusive use of the beach and all the other beach goers passed by. have a great time joining us. & off camera. ‘
News Gordon had gotten a new show with the BBC, titled Future Food Stars, was revealed in April, with reports revealing that the show will follow a format similar to The Apprentice.
It involves 12 entrepreneurs who hope to receive an investment in a life-changing restaurant.
A nod to Gordon’s clean mouth, the FFS series acronym is a pun after the star’s iconic series, The F Word, which helped him rise to fame.
A TV source revealed at the time that filming was due to start in 2020, but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and postponed until this summer instead.
It comes after fans saw Gordon make his debut as a presenter while hosting the BBC’s game show Bank Balance, following the temporary closure of his restaurants due to lockdown restrictions.
However, reports claimed the prime-time show was threatened after just two weeks of airing amid mediocre audiences.
Bank Balance premiered on the BBC in February, earlier this year, with two million viewers tuning in to its launch.
As the number fell to 1.6 million in two days, BBC bosses reportedly considered “unplugging” the show as its “future hangs in the balance.”
At the time, a BBC spokesperson said “no decision” had been made while the show was still on the air.
New Project: Gordon’s new show Future Food Stars was confirmed by the BBC in April (Photo: Gordon in YouTube cooking tutorial)