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OTRC: 'Kitchen Nightmares' ending, Gordon Ramsay says, 'It's time to call it a day'

Chef Gordon Ramsay appears in a promotional photo for season 7 of 'Kitchen Nightmares' in 2014. (Justin Stephens / FOX)

Gordon Ramsay isn't going to try to fix your struggling restaurant anymore.

The chef and television host announced on his website on Monday, June 23, that he is ending "Kitchen Nightmares."

"As filming comes to a close on the latest series of 'Kitchen Nightmares' I've decided to stop making the show," he wrote in the announcement.

He added, "I'm currently filming 4 new episodes, Costa Del Nightmares, for Channel 4 which will be my last. I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries. It's been a blast but it's time to call it a day."

"Kitchen Nightmares" began airing in the U.K. in 2004 under the named "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares." The series made its U.S. debut in 2007 on Fox and has aired seven seasons on the network.

In his announcement, Ramsay acknowledge the huge role the show has played in his television career.

"Starting in 2004 this was the show that really propelled my TV career and I'm very grateful for the amazing team behind the series and for the support from the viewers for almost over a decade! From the first episode which aired in April 2004 with over 5 million viewers we're now 12 seasons later and it's been an amazing journey," Ramsay said.

"During this time I've visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help or in some cases failing to help, some of the most weird and wonderful people," he later added. "Of course Amy's Baking Company is a standout along with Bonaparte's but there were good times too; the lovely sisters at La Galleria and Momma Cherri's to name but two."

The 47-year-old finished his statement with, 'I'd like to thank you all for being so supportive. I'm glad I've been able to entertain and hopefully help a few people along the way. It's sad to say goodbye to Kitchen Nightmares but I'll be continuing with my other shows. It's been memorable! Thank you for watching."

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