Gordon Ramsay's son Jack, 20, won't be following in father's footsteps as he joins Royal Marines
20 January 2020, 14:36
The celebrity chef's son Jack has opted for a very different career to his father Gordon.
Gordon Ramsey's son Jack, 20, has reportedly joined the Royal Marines.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Jack started his 32-week basic training last year and is set to earn his green beret this autumn.
A source at the Royal Marines' Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon, told the publication: “First and foremost, he is just another marine recruit to us, a 'bod'. There's no nepotism here and no favouritism.
“He's getting his head down and delivering the goods so far. He seems fit and is well liked.
"Not surprisingly, there's a lot of good-natured banter when Jack and his mates sit down to eat and when they're on a field exercise about who should prepare the rations.”
Jack's salary for being part of the marines, 18K, is a lot more modest than his father's multi-million net worth.
Gordon, 53, did give people an insight into Jack's interests back in 2016.
The father-of-five said: "He is obsessed with Bear Grylls and the Marines, and going in and becoming an officer.
“It is respect I think. Life is tough and you have got no idea what it will throw at you. Your mind needs to be set and focused.”
He continued: "There is something unique about a defence for your country. That is a real job.
“When you see the way that they are together and what happens to these forces, the devastation of losing someone from the platoon, it is pretty grim.
“But the bond is unique and magical.”