Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley are joined on the sofa by chef Gordon Ramsay, while Lucy Siegle will be chatting about what we all can do to use less plastic.
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Hello and welcome to
The One Show with Matt Baker.
And Michelle Ackerley.
Now if I were to compare tonight's
guest to a kind of food I'd say
a pineapple would be pretty close.
Surprisingly sweet on the inside but
cased in a rather spikey exterior.
It's Gordon Ramsay!s
With a new hairdo that is very
Talking of pineapples,
you've been very vocal
about your hatred for them on pizza,
especially when your fans send
you photographs of their Hawaiian
feasts I believe?
Who puts pineapple on a pizza?
like a bit of pineapple on a pizza
with some ham.
Obviously the big news today
is the plan to dramatically cut back
on our use of plastic products.
What's your take on that?
Really important move. 25 years, I
think it should be fast tracked. I
swim a lot in the ocean and we spend
a lot of time in the ocean at
Christmas and even with a wet suit
on, plastic bottles, it is a shame.
Let's see if we can fast-track it.
It is packaging on certain foods,
this coming out from the
supermarkets. Plastic coconuts.
know you want to feel a product,
make sure it is tangible, and why,
it isn't breathing properly. Crazy.
We want to hear from viewers at home
to tell us what you're doing to cut
back on plastic and if you have any
tips, let us know.
First here's our our own
with her take on today's news.
If this is a tipping point in the
story of how we saved our seas and
countryside from ourselves, it has
been a long time coming. Since I
joined The one Show in 2007 I have
done my best to give a voice to
people and organisations trying to
change our behaviour and force
politicians to take a lead. Each
spend £470 a year on packaging we
don't want ask for. Liley 400
beaches revealed nearly 2000 pieces
of litter for every kilometre
That is around 800 earbud is
It hasn't always been
easy. In the end it was a nesting
albatross and the baby whale that
focused everyone on an issue that
often rises up the political agenda,
but rarely stays there.
become an integral part of our daily
lives. But every year, 8 million
tonnes of it ends up in the ocean.
And there, it can be lethal.
day the Prime Minister went to a
west London wetland Park and
revealed she put up an owl nesting
box, we asked the public how the
attitudes have changed to help the
I have decided
consciously, not to buy a 5p bike so
I'm carrying my items to work.
always take a back like this and
something like this which folds up
and I can put in anything so I don't
need a plastic bag.
I just put my
drink in a plastic cup.
I try and
buy from the market because they
don't try and decorate the product
and give me the product.
Supermarkets spend more money on
Milk comes in plastic
containers and it used to be in
glass bottles. We wish it was in
glass bottles again.
said it would extend the 5p plastic
bag charge to all shops and avoid
all avoidable plastic waste.
created the chaos, if you like, but
now we need to solve it.
down the plastics issue but there
are larger issues people in this
country need to face rather than
worrying about plastic bags.
2042I hope they have eradicated
plastic. I will be long pushing up
you have plenty of time.
like a long time, Lucy?
when you think about the amount of
plastic that will be prorated in the
interim. But we know the plastic
that has been created is still
pretty much in existence, because we
have very poor recycling rates for a
number of reasons. If you think by
2042, by my calculations, because
plastic production is set to
increase, we could be looking at an
extra 19 billion tonnes globally.
Yes, we absolutely need to act now.
A lot of good feeling Abeid green
today, it is the first time since
2000 2003 British Prime Minister has
given an environmental speech on
domestic environmental policy in
this way. But people are saying
there is no legislation underpinning
it and no targets we need to stick
to. My theory is we will have to
break up with plastic ourselves on
an individual basis to get things
going. The string bag, we had the
lady in the clip say, always take it
with you. Very, very easy. The few
things we absolutely need to make
sure we substitute immediately.
Cotton buds, switch. Make sure you
are not buying the one with the
plastic, but they are cotton ones.
Some supermarkets have already
switched, which is good. The
Scottish Government said it is
launching a consultation which will
hopefully lead to a policy change.
We have banned micro beads a lot of
cosmetic products and that is coming
into effect in the early summer.
options are the paper ones?
there is a substitution. It makes it
crazy we do this stuff. Plastic
cups, they have plastic lids, we use
something like 2.6 billion a year.
It is crazy. We need to substitute
these immediately. One of the great
ways of doing this is with one you
can reuse and wash easily. We saw
the Environment Secretary holding
one of these the other day.
will be tricky, it has become a
culture to be wandering around with
one of those cubs in your hand.
We're not saying you cannot have a
beverage, but just carry one of
It is not easy is it.
one in my handbag, it is easy.
Would you struggle with
You would make it
It is not that easy, that is
what I am trying to say.
What is the
impact of not doing that.
the coffee shop, drink it and then
thing, maybe have your water in the
establishment as well because we are
getting through 38.5 million of
these every day.
something like a million on the
planet every second being discarded.
On the one Show, we are switching to
It has happened for about a
year. Everyone in The Office has
We have to do these things.
Straws, talk about egregious. Most
of us don't need a receptacle to get
from the mouth to the receptacle.
This is the biggest overselling of
anything. Used for 20 minutes on
average, let's get rid of them.
can get paper ones.
Gordon, tell me
your establishments are going to
stop using these straws.
Fingers crossed, I love
the idea of cardboard as opposed to
plastic. When you are having a drink
and it is full of ice and magical
excitement in the gas, you need a
I will help you, you need
No thank you. OK, I will
change. We need a commitment from
you. Today is about commitments. You
are worse than my mum.
to be after you.
OK, I will change.
He has actually gone. You might
consider taking up a new hobby, try
and find Gordon Ramsay in the
He is back.
He went to order
some paper straws.
They are en
Now, if you've got some
spare time on your hands,
you might be considering taking up
a hobby, something like
painting or maybe cooking.
But what about spending time
at Her Majesty's pleasure in prison?
Well, people from all different
backgrounds are being sought to do
just that, even if they haven't
done anything wrong.
I am at HMP Peter Barrett to meet
the woman with the keys to the
prison. But former teacher, Susan
isn't the governor.
Just coming down
to do what I normally do, which is
Susan is part of the
Independent monitoring board,
members of the public who have
unrestricted access. They can go
anywhere they like, any time of day,
completely unannounced, on their
own. They are giving us exclusive
access to their work. Do you have a
panic button on your wrist.
I have a
whistle, but I have never used it. I
did carry a rape alarm for well but
I kept dropping it down the toilet.
It is Susan's job to monitor living
standards in the prison from
conditions and drugs.
I have a chat
with the staff about how things are
going, get a feel for is this a
constructive place for them to spend
The prisoners are free
to speak to Susan at any point.
are you today.
Susan spent 20 years
as a French and German teacher
before Rich Rowe in -- retiring. Can
you understand how some people might
see you as a do-gooder?
but I don't think we are. We're not
on the side of the prisoner, it is
just whether they are treated
fairly, not whether they have sky TV
or lots of fluffy cushions on the
Like the prison service as a
whole, there has been a rising tide
of violence in this prison with
assaults on staff and prisoners at
One of the things we
are expected to report on is the
food. Do you try the food? Yes, I
might try some of these wedges.
is my first taste of prison food.
Not bad. In her nine years with the
IMB, she has reported on population,
poor living conditions, drugs and
She becomes our
voice, we give our problems and she
goes directly to the management of
the department we need. They come
straight back to us.
If I see
something that should absolutely not
be happening and it is a serious
issue, I could go straight to the
Secretary of State.
Susan has never
had to go right to the top and
although IMB can push the change,
they have no authority over the
prison system. Does it frustrate you
you only have the power to advise?
That is our job, we are there to
monitor, tell the prison what we
have seen and we think it is worth
raising. And then we see how long it
takes them to act on it.
think there is a point to do what
you are doing?
I think we are like a
But the IMB have come in
for criticism over a lack of
diversity in their recruitment. Last
year, three prisoners were killed by
other inmates so we looked at the
IMB reports. The IMB report from
long-lasting in lustre should fail
to mention an incident where one
prisoner killed another in their
cell. The IMB said the incident was
excluded because they had no direct
experience of it that the time and
to avoid prejudicing ongoing
investigations. But we found depths
under investigations at other
prisons that were referenced in
their reports. Does this
inconsistency highlight another lack
of credibility they have been
criticised for? I am eating their
national chair. Their lot is
criticism about IMB, what powers do
Nobody has any powers and
the IMB is like the canary in the
mine and they are telling you when
things might going wrong. As a
consequence, cutting staff and as a
consequence of drugs getting into
prisons, prisons are less safe and
less likely to rehabilitate
prisoners than they were.
take any steps to ensure IMB members
will reflect the diversity of the
something we had to look at. But you
don't have to have walked the same
road to know whether the conditions
and treatment people are being held
in our right and proper.
It is good
to feel I came in that day and I
went home and I actually had done
something that was valuable.
sounds like you are the empathy
gland of the prison system.
be yes, but we're not suckers.
Such a fascinating take on that.
And if you're interested
in volunteering and becoming an IMB,
the details are on our website.
Gordon, you did a show based
in Brixton Prison where you taught
inmates how to cook.
How did you find life behind bars?
That culture inside, they need to
lead that something tangible so when
they go back into society they have
something to hang onto. Then their
reoffending becomes very limited. I
wish we had that focus group in
Behind the scenes to
see what's going on?
you want these guys and girls to be
more educated. Before they come back
home. It is important.
I was reading
you would get people to come into
your restaurants and cause hassle so
you can see how your staff react?
Yes, mystery shoppers, from knocking
over glasses of wine and sending
feedback when there is nothing wrong
with it, to seek what the reaction
was. I am a big advocate because you
get it instantly, within a minute
back. Last Friday we closed a
restaurant round daily-macro down
for a weeks and we had mystery
shoppers in their and that is a
three Michelin star standard. This
year we celebrate 20 years.
You are on a mission to teach the
nation how to eat healthily?
And now you're teaching the nation
how to eat healthily?
Yes, but it isn't all about diet, it
is just about eating healthily,
cutting back on being a little
smarter with the portions.
three categories, you can go quite
extreme with the fitness side of it,
or leaner food.
I was cranky and
overweight, and chefs have the worst
eating habits because we graze all
day long, so the idea was to cut
back a little on the dairy, little
more protein and be more smarter
with the dressings and cream
substitute, and be more fragrant
with herbs and spices, and then just
It is hard when you are
eating out, you want to look at the
menu and choose loads of different
things, so what would your tip speed
to help people eat healthily?
out is a treat, so you have to enjoy
that. I changed from flat the
sparkling -- flat water to
sparkling, it helps to fill you up.
I have a snack in the afternoon
before dinner, and share a couple of
items, share a starter or
items, share a starter or dessert.
Share a dessert?! .
Yes, why not. I
was unfit, and I was overweight, and
I started getting fit and running
marathons, and it helps you feel
And you are very good at
treating people back. We have got a
When one asked, "What do you think
of my flatmate's meal?"
You replied, "Look
for a new flatmate."
And when another tweeted, "How's my
dinner looking, Mr Ramsay?"
You tweeted back, "Congratulations,
I've never seen eggs that dry."
No mention of the pineapple!
And finally, this fan who asked,
"What do you think, mate?"
Your three word reply -
"I feel sick!"
What do you reckon to my lunch -
spag bol with pasta shells?
Are you a fan of pasta shells?
Taylor Black plastic ones! We are
cutting back on the plastic!
Well, my dogs loved it.
They didn't actually eating it, they
just looked lovingly at it! It was
Now, we want your help.
Part of the huge Robin Hood Gardens
estate in east London
is currently being demolished,
but the Victoria and Albert museum
is going to be taking away a section
of it to form part of an exhibition.
It's now considered
a significant piece of British
We'd love to speak to people
who've lived in Robin Hood
Gardens at any stage.
So if you have any memories
or photos you'd like to share
with us, please get in touch.
Now, over the past week Mike
has covered many miles
on his deep sea adventure.
In a moment we'll be catching up
with him on dry land, but first
let's see how his journey ended.
Over the past few weeks, I've
travelled more than 1500 miles
aboard the Celtic Explorer, a
research vessel on a complex survey
of marine life to write British and
Irish waters. I have had some
extraordinary encounters with rarely
filmed marine mammals, including a
close encounter with
close encounter with minke whales.
But my time is running out, so my
chances of coming across a real
ocean monster is slim. Sensing an
easy meal, began its turn up. These
specialist divers have reinforced
next to prevent damage as they tear
into the water at more than 60 mph.
They are just dropping like arrows,
they fold their wings and go into
the water. I have seen it before,
but never this number going in at
the same time. It is a feeding
frenzy. Then as quickly as it began,
the feast is over. Coming across
this many is a great side as the
surrounding water is productive,
meaning it is likely there are other
predators feeding nearby.
Then, out of the stillness...
Look at that for a massive blow!
There is the back, and the Finn. A
blow this high can only be produced
by one of the two biggest creatures
on the planet. The blue whale or it
aptly named cousin,
aptly named cousin, the fin whale.
They can grow up to 27 metres in
length, and weigh 90 tonnes. That's
as much as seven double-decker
buses. Sometimes called the
greyhound of the sea, their
streamlined bodies make them one of
the fastest Wales in the ocean.
the fastest Wales in the ocean. We
have seen a leviathan of the oceans,
the second-biggest animal the planet
today, the fin whale, the most
enormous cherry on top of this
incredible expedition. I begin the
journey home, believing I have seen
the best the ocean has to offer, but
I'm wrong. We have just had an
incredibly exciting moment on board
the ship. I'm standing next to one
of the biologists, and we were
looking out to sea and just caught a
very large splash. We ran over to
see a shark leapt clear of the water
from about 150 metres away. He
managed to get a picture. Have a
look at that. Look at the size of
look at that. Look at the size of
that fin. This thresher shark's body
is eight feet long, and the tail the
same length again. They are normally
found in tropical waters, so to see
one let alone that one beach in just
ten miles from the Scottish coast is
truly extraordinary. There is a
wealth of marine life in the seas
around Britain and Ireland, and over
the last three weeks, I've had,
doors by riding, Rhys Evans Mac
Dolphins leaping up into the air,
basking sharks meandering past the
ship, my best ever
ship, my best ever views of minke
whale, and to top it all, the
majestic fin whale. And all you have
to do to see this amazing variety of
marine life is just go a little bit
What a way to end a wonderful trip.
Well, Mike is here, along with Lucy.
Watch out, Gordon!
What a trip, Mike.
This wasn't just about a lovely boat
What did the scientists learn?
I had an amazing time. The focus of
the survey was to look at herring
and mackerel. They want to manage
the stocks of them sustainably for
people and wildlife, and only when
they know what is out there and what
is under the wave, and manage the
fishery levels sustainably so that
people can enjoy their fish and
chips in the future, as the results
are interesting. They collated all
the data. Boarfish, the little fish
I saw for the first time, levels are
good in the North Atlantic, horse
mackerel, numbers are going up and
down, currently very good, but they
are susceptible to big changes, and
herring are lowered the moment but
good in the North Sea. Because of
the service, cod and haddock are now
considered sustainable, what they
are doing is incredibly important
for future proofing our fisheries
for our fish.
And results of surveys
like this one are relevant for EU
policy, but recently the Environment
Secretary Michael Gove is saying
that we should reclaim our fishing
So what will the implications be
for surveys like this?
It is the intrusion of other
fisheries across Europe. We take a
lot of flak, but I always say to my
chefs, look, we run out, it is fine,
if you go to a restaurant, and you
have run out of something, it is
fresh, that is a good sign. But it
is intrusion from the foreign
fisheries that are damaging hours.
European investors can fish within
six or 12 nautical miles, and
Michael Gove says that we will take
back control of our territorial
waters, but for the first time in 50
years, it will be on our terms and
under our control. But it is
important that these EU sponsored
surveys carry on, because the fish,
for example, British waters, Irish
waters, we have to manage the stocks
collectively, otherwise they will
And as you are
saying, as a chef you have to be
receptive, and it is all about
And that is a
chef's responsibility today, Mick
make it seasonal. You don't want to
eat sea bass or called 12 months a
Root vegetables are the same.
Lucy, it seems to me
that it's wildlife
programmes like Blue Planet,
which was the highest-rated
programme of 2017 by the way,
which have a real impact
on the public, especially
when they see such powerful images
of the damage that plastic is doing.
It is so important, and it resonates
with so many people. However, that
is a charismatic species, and a lot
of the damage that is being done by
plastic pollution is quite mundane.
And we also need to think about, we
need behavioural change. We can't
emotionally get involved in a series
that comes out once a year, I want
us to be talking about this stuff
all the time. I would like every day
to be like today, and I want younger
voices as well. They are going to
inherit some huge environmental
problems, so what do they think
Lucy, earlier on we asked our
viewers to tell us how they're
doing their bit to cut down
on the use of plastic, and we've had
some interesting ones, haven't we?
Sarah from Dorset, no plastic in the
bathroom, soap all the way, she
makes shampoo bars to wash her hair.
Is she still single?
Louise says she
has started using the local milkmen.
For what? Sorry!
You are so naughty!
To deliver milk!
Israel 70s humour. Courtney wants a
cut down her use of plastic by using
cardboard boxes to carry things
She can use that box for my
And Sophie takes a water
bottle out with her and asks cafes
to let her fill it up with water
instead of buying plastic bottles.
I'm sure Gordon's restaurants will
be receptive to that request as
Yes, £4.50 per bottle!
Yes, £4.50 per bottle!
inshore waters, we are seeing so
much litter, and even further out,
still seeing marine litter, fishnet,
it is astonishing how pervasive this
We need to turn the tide on
plastic, we absolutely have to do
We will turn the tide!
People are talking about it, and
that is the main thing.
Well, thank you all
for your suggestions.
That's it for tonight's show.
Thanks, Gordon, and good luck
with your Ultimate Fit Food book.
Tomorrow night Patrick Kielty's
here, and we'll be joined
by Oscar-winning star Eddie
Have a great night.