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Gordon Ramsay is one of the most infamous personalities in reality TV, known for screaming at impressionable young chefs and generally dialing everything up to 11. Ramsay’s most recent show, Hotel Hell, finds the iconic chef taking his talents to the hospitality industry. So on Thursday’s episode of The Late Late Show, host James Corden invited Ramsay to his “Home-tel” (a combination of AirBNB and bed-and-breakfast) for review.
Upon arrival, Ramsay found that Home-tel Corden was covered in likenesses of Corden’s face. There were cardboard cutouts, portraits on the walls, Corden-branded condoms in the bedrooms, and many many copies of Into the Woods on DVD.
“Was he only in one movie?” Ramsay asked himself after Corden finally left him alone. “It’s not even Halloween and he’s got his face on a pumpkin!”
The venture had supposedly been a disaster so far, but Corden maintained a stiff upper lip when talking to the camera.
“Was Rome built in a day? No,” Corden said. “Was Rome built in two days? No. Was Rome built in three days? No. Was Rome built in four days? No. Was Rome built in five days? No … Was Rome built in 64 days? No, and that’s how long we’ve been open.”
After disastrous meals and Cardboard Karaoke, Ramsay finally came up with a solution to fix Home-tel Corden: take out the Corden. Corden’s protests that this was his own house fell on deaf ears, and he was forced to walk himself out of “Home-tel Gordon Ramsay” carrying his own cardboard cutout.
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