Gordon Ramsay is apparently at work on yet another TV show — this time for the UK’s Channel 4 — and he claims that Costa Rican shark-hunting gangs interfered with his filming by pouring gasoline on him and holding him at gunpoint.
Ramsay told a newspaper: “It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, completely unregulated. We traced some of the biggest culprits to Costa Rica. These gangs operate from places like forts, with barbed wire and gun towers.
“At one point, I managed to shake off the people keeping us away, ran up some stairs to a rooftop and looked down to see thousands of fins, drying on rooftops as far as the eye could see. When I got back downstairs, they tipped a barrel of petrol over me.”
He added: “Back at the wharf, there were people pointing rifles at us to stop us filming. A van pulled up and these seedy characters made us stand against a wall. The police came and advised us to leave the country. They said, ‘If you set one foot in there, they’ll shoot you.’” [The Sun]
Seeing as how this comes from a fame-whoring TV personality as reported by a British tabloid, I’m sure this fantastic story is all 100% true. Isn’t that right, Mr. Ramsay?