Ram­say forks out for no-show

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CELEBRITY chef Gor­don Ram­say has paid out £41,700 af­ter fail­ing to turn up to two char­ity fundrais­ers for a sick schoolgirl.

He missed a June 2010 event to raise cash for 11-year-old Matisse Reid – who needed an or­gan trans­plant be­cause of a rare in­testi­nal dis­or­der – be­cause his mother suf­fered a heart at­tack.

Ram­say, 45, was to ap­pear later that year, but again had to can­cel be­cause of busi­ness dif­fi­cul­ties.

New Zealand’s Duco Events tried to sue him for £1mil­lion for his no-show at the sold-out func­tions, but they set­tled this week for £41,700.

Both par­ties will also do­nate a to­tal of £51,000 to the char­ity.

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