Gordon Ramsay is in talks to reboot 'Hell's Kitchen UK'.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

The 53-year-old celebrity chef fronted the cookery reality show 16 years ago, in which the no-nonsense star taught 10 celebrities how to cook at speed.

A source close to Gordon said: "He's always wanted to bring 'Hell's Kitchen' back to British TV and he wouldn't want anyone else to be fronting its revival.

"Despite only hosting one series in the UK, it's one of the shows with which he is most closely associated, mainly because his notorious temper produced some of its best moments."

The first series, which aired in 2004, starred the likes of singer Matt Goss, former 'Brookside' actress Jennifer Ellison, and politician Edwina Currie - and it is thought celebrities would love to appear in a reboot.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Despite Gordon making life a misery for many of the celebrities, famous faces are likely to be clamouring to sign up."

Gordon was head chef for just one series before Gary Rhodes - who sadly died in November last year, aged 59 - and Jean-Christophe Novelli took the reins for series two, and Marco Pierre White was head chef for seasons three and four.

Angus Deayton presented the first three series, before Claudia Winkleman took over for season four.

Other stars who appeared on the show over the years included comedian Jim Davidson, actor Adrian Edmondson, and TV presenter Anthea Turner.

'Hell's Kitchen US' was born in 2005, and Gordon has starred on all 18 series to date.