Chef Gordon Ramsay has sacked his business partner and father-in-law Chris Hutcheson, sparking a family feud.
Hutcheson blasted Ramsay in the press, claiming he does not know the reason for his surprise sacking.
Hutcheson is the father of Ramsay's wife, Tana, and has built up the Ramsay restaurant empire with Gordon over the past 12 years.
Branding the chef "schizophrenic", Hutcheson claimed his daughter Tana had told him her husband was a "monster" and that his behaviour had become unacceptable.
"My biggest wish now is to have my daughter back. If I was to say anything to Gordon now it would be, "Let my daughter go. Let her come back to us."
The Ramsay's have issued a statement, calling Hutcheson's comments "provocative and disingenuous".