Gordon Ramsay enjoys a bracing swim off the Cornish coast

Gordon Ramsay wears a wetsuit as he enjoys a bracing swim in the Cornish sea amid backlash for flouting lockdown rules

Gordon Ramsay enjoyed a bracing swim in the Cornish sea on Friday as he shared a snap to Instagram during lockdown.

The TV chef, 53, posed in a tight-fitting blue wetsuit as he posed in the water with a pair of goggles.  

Despite him and his family’s living situation sparking backlash amongst the public, Gordon appeared to be in good spirits as he showed off the stunning scenery.

Lockdown workouts: Gordon Ramsay enjoyed a bracing swim in the Cornish sea on Friday as he shared a snap to Instagram during lockdown

He captioned the photo with: ‘Perfect evening swim…it’s always important to push yourself especially right now, healthy body with a healthy positive mind.’

The TV personality has previously sparked criticism online for supposedly flouting lockdown rules. 

On Wednesday he shared a photo of him enjoying a bike ride along the Cornish coast before taking a walk by the seaside.    

Outings: Gordon previously enjoyed a bike ride around the Cornish coast before going on a stroll by the sea on Wednesday (pictured with son Oscar last month)

Urging his followers to get out an exercise during the lockdown, he said over the video: ‘Wake up its a beautiful morning, wake up its a beautiful day, get your a** on the bike and move.

‘Had a quick cup of tea and then decided to attack some hills on this beautiful machine. Move your a**’

Several hours later, Gordon stepped out for a stroll by the sea so he could watch as the sun set, and said: ‘Oh boy what a gorgeous sunset, sunsets look stunning don’t they? that is beautiful.’

Daily exercise: He shared an array of videos of the picturesque views near his family’s home, as well as a snap of his bicycle, via Instagram during the outing

Gordon’s outing comes after the family were accused of flouting lockdown rules by travelling from London to their second home on the Cornish coast.

On Monday Gordon faced yet more outrage from Cornish locals by enjoying a beachside stroll with his entire family close to their home.

The fiery chef was accompanied by wife Tana, 45, and three of their five children – Jack, 20, Matilda, 18, and Oscar – during a brisk walk across the beach. 

It also came after the Hells Kitchen star landed in hot water with the local coastguard, who are said to have issued an official warning to him over his apparent flouting of lockdown guidelines.

Here we go again: Gordon also caused outrage after fronting a new Stay at Home advert, despite ferrying his entire family from London to their lavish second home in Cornwall

Sources indicate that Gordon has been seen in Rock, Fowey, Port Isaac and Newquay – some distance from his £4 million home in Trebetherick. 

The warning is particularly troubling because Ramsay is the face of a ‘Stayhome’ initiative on YouTube which he has been plugging on his ten-minute cookery shows, filmed in ‘isolation’ in his Cornwall kitchen.

A source at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, whose officers and volunteers carry out regular patrols of the beaches and coastal paths, said: ‘We have reports of him being seen in dozens of different places since lockdown started.

‘He does not seem to be obeying the rules regarding social distancing, exercise and staying at home.

‘We are aware of him having travelled to Port Isaac, which is eight miles away from his home, to Newquay, which is 23 miles away, and even at his third Cornish home in Fowey, which is 25 miles away and a 45-minute drive on a good day.

‘One of our staff spoke to him about the frequency with which he was being seen out and about, and the significant distances. After a period of reflection, he seemed to calm himself and took on board what was being conveyed in a most polite manner.’ 

Appearing from home in his ‘Stay at Home’ YouTube campaign on Wednesday, Ramsay urged fans to remain behind closed doors and try some of his recipes until current restrictions are lifted.

‘Hi, I’m Gordon Ramsay. Now in order to stop this dreadful virus, we need to stay at home,’ he told viewers. 

Keeping fit: Gordon was also forced to deny ‘almost causing an accident’ after a local resident accused him of jumping a red light while on a 26.2-mile bike ride 

‘What do we do? Let’s cook along together. I’ve got loads of exciting recipes on my YouTube channel. Have fun and thank you.’

The chef has been plagued by controversy from the moment he arrived in Cornwall, with the latest incident coming little more than a week ago. 

Ramsay was forced deny ‘almost causing an accident’ after a local resident accused him of jumping a red light while on a 26.2-mile bike ride. 

Controversy: The Hell’s Kitchen star has faced huge backlash from neighbours who claimed he’s ‘brought coronavirus to them’ during the lockdown

In a picture taken by the irate local and obtained by The Sun, he was seen wearing the same cycling gear he wore in a post shared with Instagram followers earlier that day. 

Whilst the UK stays in lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, the government advice is to ‘stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily’. 

While people with second homes are not allowed to travel back and forth, choosing one home and sitting out the lockdown in it is not against official advice.

A friend of the family told MailOnline: ‘The family see Cornwall as their family home when the kids are back from uni and Gordon back from filming around the world it’s where they spend all their family time together.

‘They’ve been spending time there for 10 years and Jack actually lives in the house there full time too. Most of their neighbours are so welcoming and they love being part of the community.

‘They’ve been following the government advice along with the rest of the country since they arrived on March 20th and the campaign against them is hurtful and unnecessary at a time when we should all be coming together and supporting each other.’ 

Close family: Gordon has relocated to Cornwall with his family – daughter Megan, 22, twins Jack and Holly, 20, daughter Matilda, 18, and wife Tana, 45 (from left to right) 

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