GORDON Ramsay has been slammed for fronting a Stay Home YouTube advert – despite moving his entire family to his second home in Cornwall.
The 53-year-old TV chef quit London to move to his £4million mansion to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, even though the Government forbids it.
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A video posted on YouTube of Gordon encouraging everyone to “stay home” was captioned: “Stay home and cook with Gordon Ramsay. There’s so much we can do together, even whilst we’re apart. #WithMe.”
He says: “Hi, I’m Gordon Ramsay. Now in order to stop this dreadful virus, we need to stay at home.
“What do we do? Let’s cook along together. I’ve got loads of exciting recipes on my YouTube channel.
“Have fun and thank you.”
But fans soon complained he wasn’t the right celebrity to be leading the campaign.
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One said: Just a quick reminder that appearing on the youtube “stay at home #WithMe” campaign while actually being at your holiday home in Cornwall, putting locals at risk and disobeying government advice, makes you a massive f***ing hypocrite.”
Another added: “Not the best person to highlight this. He literally ignored lockdown and moved his family to Cornwall and isn’t paying his staff….”
Someone else cheekily added: “Which home?”
Locals in the West Country have called for action to be taken on people fleeing to their holiday homes to beat the pandemic.
Second home owners and holidaymakers have been accused of sneaking into the area and potentially bringing the virus with them.
Furious villagers have been kicking off at the TV chef, but Gordon’s pals hit back claiming he regards the property as his “family home”.
Gordon has also come under fire for laying off 500 employees as he was forced to close his London restaurants due to the pandemic.
He’s isolating with with his wife Tana and their five children – Meghan, 21, 20-year-old twins Holly and Jack, Tilly, 17, and Oscar, one, at their £4.4million beachside mansion in Rock on the north Cornwall coast.
Gordon bought the five-bedroom holiday home in 2015, and at the time it was the second most expensive sale in Cornwall.
The cook, who reported to be worth £113million, won an eight-month battle to modernise the 1920s home last July.
He got planning permission to knock it down and replace it with a main house and a smaller second pad.
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