Out of 140 bookings at his latest opening night only 40 people turned up. Oops! But what – or who – is behind this kitchen nightmare?

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Image: Did a rival sabotage Gordon Ramsay's opening night?

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Gordon Ramsay has claimed foul play after 100 people who had booked a place for the opening night of his new London restaurant, Heddon Street Kitchen, failed to turn up.


The television chef told The Jonathan Ross Show that the supposed fake online bookings showed a “level of envy” in the competitive world of restaurants. Ahem.


The famously foul-mouthed chef said: “Saturday was our first big day. We had 140 on the books and we had 100 no shows. So someone’s literally online …”


When asked if he thought this was deliberate, Ramsay claimed: “Yes, sabotage.


“It’s bad spirit and you see the staff and they are down and frustrated, I was there to pick them up and make sure we stay focused. Now we’re going to reconfirm every table.”


But who is behind this dastardly deed we hear you cry? Well, Ramsay is remaining tight-lipped but hinted that he has a suspect in mind. Hmm.