An Italian restaurant in Derby which bought in Gordon Ramsay to help turn it around is set to go into liquidation.

Ristorante La Gondola on Ormaston Road run by Daniela Bayfield has now closed up and a creditors meeting has been called for August.

Ms Bayfield bought in Gordon Ramsay in June 2005, shortly after she opened, as part of the Channel 4's Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

Ramsay's advice and the TV publicity gave the restaurant an initial boost but now further cash flow difficulties have forced a closure.

Earlier this year former Michelin-starred restaurant the Walnut tree in Abergavenny was forced out of business.

The restaurant was featured on Kitchen Nightmares in 2004 with Ramsay clashing with the owner Francesco Mattioli over the menu and prices.

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By Andrew Smith

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