Naturally, the public reacted rather negatively toward Ramsay’s treatment of his culinary brother-in-arms. Therefore, during his very last appearance on the ill-fated “The Nightly Show,” Ramsay read off an on-air apology letter to the chef. Yet it was hardly the genuine, heart-felt message that many may have hoped to hear.
During the episode in question, reports the Irish Independent, the lights dimmed on stage and a slow, sad song played in the background as Ramsay lifted his hands to read his letter. Sarcastically, he began: “Dear Jamie, I just want to say that I’m sorry. I have been hard on you this week, Jamie. […] What I said was hurtful, Jamie. I don’t want to make you cry. The last thing I want to do is look at your cute face and think blubber, blubber, blubber.”
The reading of this backhanded, sarcastic passage was reportedly the show’s plan B for addressing the Jamie Oliver attack. The show’s producers had first invited the “Naked Chef” star to come on the show himself for a chance to take a jab at Ramsay on-air. But Oliver seemed dedicated to not hitting back … at least, not intentionally, anyway.