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Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes in his restaurant D7.

Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes in his restaurant D7.

Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes in his restaurant D7.

A new documentary about chef Gary Rhodes will include never-before-seen footage from the series he was filming before his death at the age of 59 in Dubai.

Gary Rhodes: The First Rockstar Chef will also explore his culinary career and his passion for British food.

It features celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Alex Ferguson, Cheryl Baker and Ainsley Harriott, who pay tribute to the award-winning chef, and remember him as a family man and as a dear friend.

Genius

Ramsay says: "Behind all that facade, behind all that character, was a real genius of a chef.

"He opened the door for so many of us to prove that you can be talented in your restaurant and on TV and that's the difference.

"In the 1990s, 95pc of TV chefs didn't have restaurants, they barely had delis and sandwich bars, but this guy managed to have both."

The TV chef died from bleeding between the skull and the brain, according to a statement from his family.

He collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital.

  • Gary Rhodes: The First Rockstar Chef airs today at 11.40am on ITV