I can only say that America gets, for some reason, the worst version of Gordon Ramsey. Like the worst edits to make him seem like this permanent ball of rage and ball bagery. To say nothing of the other judges on Master Chef USA. By comparison he is lovely in Master Chef Australia and UK. And very understanding in the Kitchen nightmares UK. He is also a dream with Master Chef junior. Its a real kicker that so many of my American friends only know him as this pissed off dude who shouts and throws things. When for the most part he is a really lovely guy.
Then again my old head chef trained under him and said that the TV stuff is all bollocks for ratings and the bloke is really lovely so go figure.
If you like Junior Master Chef really check out the Great British bake of. It is middle England in a scone. Merry Berry is the grandmother you want, and Paul is one larger shandy away from your dancing uncle. Oh and River Cottage. Dear lord River Cottage with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is the best cooking program going (well its stopped now but you get what I mean). He is all about living off the land, organic and sustainable produce and growing your own food. Its truly amazing TV. He also has a lovely dog.
I should add that during Uni I watched far to many cooking shows to take my mind off the middle ages.
Edit; for someone who wants to move into editing work I am terrible at proofreading my own dross.