Gordon Ramsay opens up about fatherhood after welcoming his sixth child: 'I'm blessed'

Gordon Ramsay  (Getty Images)
Gordon Ramsay (Getty Images)

Gordon Ramsay has opened up about becoming a father for the sixth time, admitting that he feels “blessed”.

The celebrity chef welcomed a son, named Jesse James, with wife Tana, 49, on November 8, which also marked Ramsay’s 57th birthday.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the F1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas, he said of his newborn son: “Extraordinary. Really extraordinary, just blessed.”

The culinary star also poked fun at himself, joking that he will be the oldest parent at the school gate when the time comes for Jesse to start classes.

He quipped: “I'm also sure I'll be the oldest dad at the drop-off at school, so I'll keep my cap and glasses on.”

His comments come just over a week after the TV chef announced that he and his cookery book author with Tana, 49, had welcomed the bundle of joy earlier this month.

The couple, who have been married for more than two decades, shared the news on Gordon's Instagram at the time alongside several photos of Tana in hospital cradling their newborn.

He wrote alongside the social media post: “What an amazing birthday present please welcome Jesse James Ramsay, 7lbs 10oz whopper!!“One more bundle of love to the Ramsay brigade!! 3 boys, 3 girls…. Done.”

Ramsay received congratulations from Hollywood star Jeremy Renner, TV chef James Martin, Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness and Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden.

Football manager and former player Frank Lampard wrote: “Congratulations mate!" while Wolverine star Hugh Jackman echoed Lampard's sentiments, commenting: "Congrats mate!"

The couple are also parents to Megan, 25, twins Holly and Jack, 23, Tilly, 22, and  Oscar, four.