As expected, Fleet Street’s women columnists have leapt on the Gordon Ramsay ‘scandal’ like a pack of vicious, sharp-tongued hyenas.
Leading the assault in recent days have been Allison Pearson in the Daily Mail (‘As his monumental hypocrisy was revealed, the 42-year-old Celebrity Father of the Year could at least have shown some embarrassment, even a little shame”); Sue Carroll in the Daily Mirror (‘Any man who doesn’t understand that a secret lover, left to simmer unattended, will one day finally explode like a toxic stew can only be described as totally naive or completely arrogant”); Liz Hunt in the Daily Telegraph (‘If Gordon has strayed â€¦ then I hope, in private, that pots are being hurled, that a few kitchen knives have found their way out of the block, and the F-word is issuing from Tana’s mouth rather than his”); Catherine Ostler in the Evening Standard (‘Somewhere in this sorry saga is a victim, but who? Surely it’s Tana Ramsay”) and Virginia Ironside in The Independent (‘He’s been a complete wally, and no one would blame Tana for giving a bollocking rather more fiery than he would deliver in one of his restaurants”).
Meanwhile, over at The Sun, Jane Moore wrote in her column on Tuesday: ‘My local Woolworths has just closed down and now the entire chain is on sale for £1.”
As readers of Axegrinder on Monday will know, Gordon Ramsay’s press spokesman is Gary Farrow, head of The Corporation PR agency. Farrow is also married to Jane Moore.