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Gordon Ramsay owns up to loving vegan food.
The ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ star made the plant-based admission on the latest episode of ‘MasterChef: Back to Win’ that is set to air on Wednesday (13.07.22).
In an exclusive clip of the episode - titled ‘Gordon Ramsay Loves Vegans’ - shared with PEOPLE magazine, the 55-year-old celebrity chef said: "After all these years, I can finally admit, that I actually love vegan food."
Before Gordon’s confession, he called his “big” news too scary to say on telly.
He told the assembled chefs: "It's a secret that's so big, I'm almost afraid to say it on national television.”
The contestants - who are later told to make a vegan recipe to Gordon’s liking - reacted to the announcement with “wow” and “that can’t be true”.
Before he made the declaration, Aaron Sanchez, a judge on the cooking programme coaxed it out of him, saying it was a “safe space” and free of judgement.
The 46-year-old television personality quipped: "Don't worry, Gordon. This is a safe space. We'll support you.”
In a follow-up statement to the magazine, Gordon - who whips up a beet wellington on the show - revealed that his taste for less meat came from his children; Megan, 24, 22-year-old twins Holly and Jack, Tilly, 20, and Oscar, three, with his wife Tana, 46.
He said: "Thanks to the kids, I've realized it's ok to be vegan…SOMETIMES!!!"
Previously, Gordon spent a time winding up those who advocate animal product-free diets, such as trolling PETA - People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals - on social media.
In response to a fan's vegan lasagna, he wrote on Twitter: "I'm a member of PETA ! People eating tasty animals……"