Residents defend their town after foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay shares his brutal opinion on the area

Residents in Falkirk have come to the defence of their town after Gordon Ramsay criticised it on air on his new BBC One quiz show, Bank Balance.

By Beth Murray
Thursday, 25th February 2021, 12:52 pm
Falkirk residents defend their town after foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay shares his brutal opinion on the area.
Falkirk residents defend their town after foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay shares his brutal opinion on the area.

Mr Ramsay, who was born in Renfrewshire, called the town a “s***hole” when a contestant pair referred to Falkirk as one of the “five cities in Scotland”.

Mr Ramsay responded saying: “I was born in Scotland. Falkirk is not a city. It’s a s***hole, I swear to God.”

His comments were taken with a pinch of salt by residents in the area including MSP Angus MacDonald, and Radio Clyde 2 DJ, Ewen Cameron, who both believe it is a great place to live.

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Speaking to The Sun, Mr MacDonald said: “Gordon requires to have his mouth washed out with soap.

“Despite that, I’m sure he’d receive a warm and hospitable welcome from folks here. Gordon clearly hasn’t had the opportunity to experience all that Falkirk district has to offer.

“As one of Scotland’s rising tourism hot-spots, it has plenty to offer – from Blackness Castle and Kinneil House to the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel.”

Supporting these comments, the 48-year-old Clyde 2 DJ Mr Cameron, said that Falkirk offers an “incredible community” and is a “great place to raise a family”.

He said: “I have lived in Falkirk for 18 years and it has an incredible community. It’s quiet and safe, a great place to raise a family.

“This is an amazing wee town. Gordon needs to publicly apologise to the community he’s insulted.”

Gordon Ramsay’s team have been contacted for a comment.

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