Last week, celebrity chef and TV show host Gordon Ramsay was spotted in historic Old Ellicott City with his "Hell on Wheels" production truck, leading to rumors that he was filming for one of his shows 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
In a new interview, Ramsay revealed what he was actually filming during the week and it goes far beyond simply shooting a television show.
The episode will feature the renovations of three places in Ellicott City: Little Market Cafe, Jaxon Edwin, and the new Phoenix Brewing Co, which is the merger of the Phoenix Emporium and Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. Ramsay also went undercover as a historian to explore the town as part of filming.
"It wasn't about screaming at a chef who's got crap in their fridge. It was about what do they need and how do they get back to where [they were]," Ramsay said while being interviewed at the Horseshoe Casino, where he has his own restaurant.
"It's a big team, but all my due diligence started here three months ago and all the research and everything we could have wanted and needed was planned really strategically. It had to be because it's an enormous task," he added.
The two-hour special of 24 Hours to Hell and Back will air on May 12.
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