Grimacing Gordon Ramsay chows down on a toasted TARANTULA

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He is the daredevil chef whose latest culinary adventure sees him journey around the world and trying new and exotic cuisines.And Gordon Ramsay tri

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He is the daredevil chef whose latest culinary adventure sees him journey around the world and trying new and exotic cuisines.

And Gordon Ramsay tried one of his most unusual dishes to date while filming National Geographic series Uncharted, as he chowed down on a gigantic tarantula.

The famously foul-mouthed chef, 53, couldn’t contain his trepidation as he tucked into a toasted Goliath birdeater tarantula – which can grow to the size of a dinner plate – while exploring in Guyana, South America.

Spidey sense: Gordon Ramsay tried one of his most unusual dishes to date while filming National Geographic series Uncharted, as he chowed down on a gigantic tarantula

Spidey sense: Gordon Ramsay tried one of his most unusual dishes to date while filming National Geographic series Uncharted, as he chowed down on a gigantic tarantula

Accompanied by expert Rovin Alvin, Gordon looked uncharacteristically nervous as Rovin dug the tarantula out of a hole and declared the arachnid was an ’emergency snack.’ 

Exclaiming ‘f**k” several times, Gordon was seen toasting the mammoth spider over an open fire as he prepared to tuck in.

Rovin explained to start with the tarantula’s legs, and the pair soon sat down and began eating, with Gordon revealing he was impressed with the flavour.      

He said: ‘Wow, I never thought I’d say that, but it’s actually quite tasty. This bit here is really sweet, really sweet. 

Not exactly Michelin starred: The chef, 53, couldn't contain his trepidation as he tucked into a toasted Goliath birdeater - which can grow to the size of a dinner plate - while exploring in Guyana, South America

Not exactly Michelin starred: The chef, 53, couldn’t contain his trepidation as he tucked into a toasted Goliath birdeater – which can grow to the size of a dinner plate – while exploring in Guyana, South America

‘I snack all day, but I’ve never quite snacked at a hole in a tree with a giant tarantula but you pull off that first little leg…

‘Man, it’s this firm, sweet, almost crab-meat and chicken wing meat texture and really tasty.

‘Just forget the word “tarantula,” close your eyes, and think f***ing chicken wing.’

This isn’t the first time Gordon has showed his experimental side when it comes to cuisine, tucking into a swamp rat stew on the show.

The star helped catch and kill a semiaquatic rodent known as a coypu or nutria whilst in the Southern American state of Louisiana.

Wow: Accompanied by expert Rovin Alvin, Gordon looked uncharacteristically nervous as Rovin dug the tarantula out of a hole and declared the arachnid was an 'emergency snack'

Wow: Accompanied by expert Rovin Alvin, Gordon looked uncharacteristically nervous as Rovin dug the tarantula out of a hole and declared the arachnid was an ’emergency snack’

Yum: Exclaiming 'f**k'' several times, Gordon was seen toasting the mammoth spider over an open fire as he prepared to tuck in

Yum: Exclaiming ‘f**k” several times, Gordon was seen toasting the mammoth spider over an open fire as he prepared to tuck in

Nutria are native to South America but are considered a nuisance as their presence has disrupted the native ecosystem.

Gordon was joined by Eric, who explained the locals had begun eating the rodents to help keep their population down, before the pair headed off on a hunt.  

Gordon mused: ‘You can call this thing nutria, water rabbit, but trust me, every bite, you’re still eating a rat.’

However, as he spooned in mouthfuls of the stew, he conceded, ‘See, now that is delicious.

‘That’s like a rabbit… there’s no fat in there; there’s no fat in my mouth.’  

Barbecue: Self-proclaimed snacker Gordon was in charge of the tarantula's cooking

Barbecue: Self-proclaimed snacker Gordon was in charge of the tarantula’s cooking 

Off we go: Rovin explained to start with the tarantula's legs, and the pair soon sat down and began eating, with Gordon revealing he was impressed with the flavour

Off we go: Rovin explained to start with the tarantula’s legs, and the pair soon sat down and began eating, with Gordon revealing he was impressed with the flavour

Despite Gordon’s glowing review, his fans weren’t so easily convinced, taking to Twitter to voice their unease.

Discussing whether they would be tempted to try it out, they penned: ‘Not unless I’d die in the wilderness without it. Still might think twice. Ugh.’

‘Lol, this is crazy.’; ‘Eeeeeee wat you eating….’; ‘Very trusting lol’; ‘You are one brave man @GordonRamsay’; ‘i felt like throwing up :(, gordon, youre too brave!!! [sic]’.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted sees the star journey around the world where he meets people from different countries, tries exotic regional cuisines and learns about their food and culture.

Result: He said 'Man, it's this firm, sweet, almost crab-meat and chicken wing meat texture and really tasty'

Result: He said ‘Man, it’s this firm, sweet, almost crab-meat and chicken wing meat texture and really tasty’

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