Gordon Ramsay said he reached out to his friend Jamie Oliver following news of The Chef’s restaurant business collapse.
Oliver’s restaurant empire, fell into administration earlier this year.
Ramsay said on The Jonathan Ross show: “That was devastating, I don’t think anyone likes to revel in that kind of failure.
“Bottom line is, he’s a great guy and a great chef and it was sad to see him disappear overnight but we had a drink and it was a tough time like it is for all of us out there Yes I called straight away.”
Ramsey also cleared up stories of a former feud between them
He told Ross show “We were on holiday last year together in Cornwall, he came round for a barbecue Yes we are friends absolutely. No one wants to see anyone fail like that because, at the heart of it, he is a super talented guy so it’s a great shame.”
Ramsay, 52, and his wife Tana had their fifth child, a boy they named Oscar, in April.
Ramsey told Ross how he fainted during the birth.
He said: “Ed Sheeran was playing, I put Ed on to calm everybody. I put Ed on then I blacked out, I fainted like an idiot.
“Have you ever been in the operating theatre where there is so much commotion, so much going on? And then bang. I’ve never fainted in my life, by the way, that was the first time.”