Rosie Cooper MP said: “I know Gordon Ramsay’s show is immensely popular among many in West Lancashire. It is important they have full confidence that these reality shows are just that – real and not made up.
“Trust in TV programmes have taken a battering of late with various scandals including those involving Blue Peter and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway."
“I therefore feel it is important that these allegations are put under scrutiny by Ofcom and if necessary the appropriate action is taken."
“Otherwise, we could get to a point where there is a cloud of suspicion hanging over many of the shows and that would be damaging for the confidence of those working in the TV industry as well as the many of us tuning in at home.”