Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance 'faces the chop' after just two weeks amid poor ratings

GORDON Ramsay's Bank Balance is 'facing the chop' after just two weeks amid poor ratings.

The chef's BBC One show started on February 24 and debuted with over two million viewers.

However, it has since been claimed viewing figures have now dropped to 1.6 million, and now the Daily Star reports bosses are considering "pulling the plug".

A source told the publication: "The top brass at the BBC are already saying they don't know if they want to commit to a second series. Its future is hanging in the balance."

Bank Balance airs three nights a week in the primetime 9pm slot and is believed to have been a big gamble for BBC bosses.

It's future is still to be decided, with a spokesperson telling The Daily Star: "It's still on air with another week to go, so there is obviously no decision yet."

The Sun Online has contacted a representative for Gordon for comment.

The news comes days after Ofcom received over 100 complaints about Gordon mocking a contestant's teeth on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

In total 104 people wrote to the broadcasting watchdog, 68 of which were for Gordon's "savage" remark about Lorna's teeth during the Read My Lips game.

While nine of the complaints were over a contestant who was unfairly denied a prize, before the show clarified the error and awarded it.

The famously foul-mouthed TV chef had to work out what contestants were saying by lip-reading during a game.

Gordon struggled to guess the correct answers – and when it came to fan Lorna's turn he blamed the gap in her teeth for not being able to work out what she was saying.

While Lorna repeatedly shouted: "Garlic bread", Gordon guessed everything from lasagne to chilli con carne.

Exasperated, he told the hosts: "I can't… It's the gap in the teeth, I can't understand what she's saying."

Bank Balance on Wednesday, March 10 at 9pm on BBC One.

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