Gordon Ramsay has defended his decision to seat his children in economy class while he flies in first-class.
The multi-millionaire, 50, said his children don’t need the space or the “10 course f****** menu with champagne” as they have their iPads for entertainment.
“I have got to keep it real with the kids, and also I think just getting kids at the age of five, six and seven, used to first class and those big seats, they do not need the space, they get entertainment on their iPads,” he told the Mirror.
“So I like to think about what you can do with the money when you land, rather than paying out thousands of dollars for eight, nine, ten-year-olds to sit in first class.
Family man: Gordon Ramsay with children Megan, Matilda, Jack and Holly and wife Tana Ramsay (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty)
“I do not want them sat there with a 10 course f****** menu with champagne.”
Ramsay – who has children Megan, 18, Jack and Holly, both 17, and Matilda, 15, with wife Tana – said sitting his brood in economy is also a means of keeping them grounded.
He said: “I am not embarrassed. It is my wife and I’s choice to discipline them and to keep them real.”
The TV chef recently revealed that his children won’t inherit any of his multi-million pound fortune, saying the most he plans on giving them is a 25 per cent deposit on a flat.
“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them.
“The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is that they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.
“I’ve never been really turned on about the money. That’s not my number one objective and that’s reflected in the way the kids are brought up.”
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