Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ramsay 'held at gunpoint'

Sweary telly chef Gordon Ramsay likes to talk a good fight, but it seems things might have got a bit too hairy even for him on a recent filming trip to Costa Rica.

He and his film crew are reported to have been held at gunpoint by shark-hunting gangs - who also poured a barrel of petrol over Gordon.

He was in the Central American country to film a documentary about the murky trade, but was advised by police to leave after the incident.

He told the Daily Mail: "It's a multi-billion-dollar industry, completely unregulated. We traced some of the biggest culprits to Costa Rica. These gangs operate from places like forts, with barbed-wire and gun towers.

"At one, I managed to shake off the people keeping us away, ran up some stairs to a rooftop and looked down to see thousands of fins, drying on rooftops for as far as the eye could see. When I got back downstairs, they tipped a barrel of petrol over me.

"Back at the wharf, there were people pointing rifles at us to stop us filming. A van pulled up and these seedy characters made us stand against a wall. The police came and advised us to leave the country. They said, 'If you set one foot in there, they'll shoot you'."

Crikey! We're actually a little bit impressed for once!

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