Gordon Ramsay dream team? Kim Kardashian + David Beckham
Gordon Ramsay -- the hot-tempered chef and Fox TV's boy of summer -- would like to teach Kim Kardashian a thing or two. And he'd like to show the world that David Beckham has more to offer than soccer skills and a razor-sharp abs.
If Ramsay were putting together a celebrity version of his reality TV cooking shows, he said he would like to round out the women's team with Kardashian, who made headlines for a comment she made on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in which she labeled Indian food as "disgusting." (She has since apologized.) Ramsay said he would assign Beckham, a good personal buddy, to head up the men's squad.
"A celebrity version of 'MasterChef'...would be extraordinary," Ramsay said on Friday during a media conference call. "Who would I put on there? Kim Kardashian. And I would show her that eating Indian food doesn't need to be as bad as she thinks it is."
On the opposing team? "David Beckham...he knows how to cook."
"Hell's Kitchen," now in its 10th season, debuts with a two-part season opener spanning both nights. Eighteen competitors, divided along gender lines, will duke it out for a chance to be a head chef at Ramsay's newest restaurant venture in Sin City, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, "MasterChef" also debuts with a two-parter following "Hell's Kitchen" on Monday and Tuesday. Among those amateur cooks hoping to be named the best home cook in America will be an opera singer, a plastic surgeon and, believe it or not, a woman who lost her eyesight.
Still not enough Ramsay for you? Then you're in luck. Later this summer, Ramsay will star in his third reality series on Fox. "Hotel Hell" sees the fiery chef dropping in on hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts and giving them a bleeping makeover.
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Photo: Kim Kardashian at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Photo credit: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images for DFI