Gordon met Tana after she dated his friend

Gordon Ramsay went all out to woo Tana Ramsay when they first met.

The celebrity chef married Tana, 38, in 1996 after Gordon pulled out all the stops for their first date.

‘I took her for a long motorcycle ride, then out to lunch, and then I said, “Can I cook for you tonight?”‘ says Gordon, 46.

‘She was my mate’s girlfriend and she was gorgeous, and I knew I could cook better than him.

‘I put together the most amazing langoustine salad. It was f**king amazing.’

And confident Gordon thinks his recipe helped persuade Tana to go out with him rather than his friend.

‘It worked massively,’ the cook tells The Observer Magazine.

‘By the time we got halfway through the appetiser, her clothes were off, we didn’t even get to the main course. What a night.’

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Anna Francis