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It's Out of Hell and Back to His Day Job for Ben

It's Out of Hell and Back to His Day Job for Ben

Ben was this week's booted contestant on Hell's Kitchen. When the season started, I honestly liked him and was hoping he would go a long way. However as the competition heated up, Ben's bullying, bickering attitude started to wear on the other chefs, Gordon Ramsay, and the viewing audience. Yesterday I had an interesting telephone conversation with the electrician — he's currently not cooking professionally in any way, shape, or form — to see what he had to say,


PartySugar: How did it feel to be eliminated?
: I don't know. That's sort of an odd question. I'm not down about it. I mean I hate that I got eliminated so early in the game and I hate that I went out the way I did.

PS: Is Gordon really as big of a jerk as he seems?
: He is, yeah. I got nothing from him. He was nothing but a jerk to me, you know he's an animal.

PS: How did it feel to be booted before Matt?
: It was all in the producers' decision. I don't feel bad about it. I think it's too bad I went out but I'm not the only one who screwed up. You know, we all screwed up.

PS: How come you always found a team member to pick on? First it was Craig, then it was Matt, and after him it was Louross. Are you a bully?
: No, I'm not a bully. They really honestly seemed like they came from the IHOP or something. I didn't see any strong cooking abilities in any of the contestants. I was crammed into these small living quarters with people I didn't like, people I didn't want to be with, so naturally I am going to do everything I can to get them off the show.

PS: Who are you rooting for?
: I'm rooting for Bobby. He's been one of the better ones the entire show. I really got along with Bobby, we weren't acting stupid. Between Matt, Jason, Craig, and gay ass Louross, he was the only one I identified with and who could actually cook.

Photos courtesy of Fox.

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