Gordon Ramsay: "I caught nits from a hotel pillowcase"

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Gordon Ramsay has admitted he caught nits from a pillowcase at a hotel in Vermont, America.

The 48-year-old TV chef took part in Reddit's Ask Me Anything chat and was asked, "Have you ever literally gotten sick from a horrible hotel in Hotel Hell?"

Gordon, who fronted TV show Hotel Hell, replied: "No, I've never really got sick, but I was in a hotel last year in Vermont, and I didn't realise until I got home that I caught nits in the hotel.

"And I did something really bad because I thought it was my daughter. I thought it was my youngest daughter, Matilda, and then it turns out it was ME with the nits."

The father-of-four added: "So I had my hair checked by my wife Tara, and I traced it back to the pillowcase in Vermont! So I apologised to Matilda. Because, you know, she's young and quite often kids get nits, and then my wife said 'Listen, you're wrong. Tilly didn't give you nits.'"

Reddit users responded to Gordon, with one writing: "I'm from Vermont, and I'm so, so sorry."

Another said: "Just reading a celebrity casually admit to head lice is amazingly personal and human. I always thought Ramsay would be an incredible AMA interview and he absolutely did not disappoint."

Gordon could be set to spend more time in hotel rooms after it was recently revealed he is to head up the Le Pressoir d'Argent restaurant in Bordeaux.

It is Ramsay's second restaurant in France after operating Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in Versailles.

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