Gordon Ramsay, 52, sends fans wild as he showcases his VERY ripped physique in a hunky throwback snap

Gordon Ramsay sent fans into a frenzy on Saturday as he highlighted his ripped physique in a shirtless Instagram snap.

The TV chef, 52, went shirtless as he shared his best wishes towards those taking part in the Ironman triathlon, which is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

It comes after Gordon spoke about the unusual reaction to the birth of his fifth child Oscar during an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show six months after welcoming his son Oscar into the world.

Wow! Gordon Ramsay, 52, sent fans into a frenzy on Saturday as he highlighted his ripped physique in a shirtless Instagram snap

Wow! Gordon Ramsay, 52, sent fans into a frenzy on Saturday as he highlighted his ripped physique in a shirtless Instagram snap

You can do it! The TV chef went shirtless as he shared his best wishes towards those taking part in the Ironman triathlon

You can do it! The TV chef went shirtless as he shared his best wishes towards those taking part in the Ironman triathlon

In the post, Gordon proudly showed off his ripped six-pack as he posed among a stunning beach sunset, from what appeared to be the time he took part in the gruelling triathlon.

The caption read: 'Wishing all the athletes the very best of luck for #kona @ironmantri today, crossing the line for me was one of the most exciting feeling ever!'

Gordon's post earned a vastly positive reception from fans who rushed to praise his ripped body in the comments section.

Look at you! Gordon's post earned a vastly positive reception from fans who rushed to praise his ripped body in the comments section

Look at you! Gordon's post earned a vastly positive reception from fans who rushed to praise his ripped body in the comments section

Oh dear: It comes after the TV star appeared on Saturday's Jonathan Ross to speak about the birth of his fifth child with wife Tana, 45, in April

Oh dear: It comes after the TV star appeared on Saturday's Jonathan Ross to speak about the birth of his fifth child with wife Tana, 45, in April

It comes after the TV star appeared on Saturday's Jonathan Ross to speak about the birth of his fifth child with wife Tana, 45, in April.

Gordon said he 'dropped to the floor and blacked out' as the couple welcomed Oscar to the world six months ago - which marked the first time he had been present at one of his children's births.

He said: 'Tana didn't want to see me there for previous births, she said 'I don't want you to see me in this state so get out.''

'This time around, I was there and I absolutely cr*pped my pants. I fainted. I literally dropped on the floor. 

'I was sat there and Oscar popped out through the sunroof and then they sort of throw you on him and he's screaming and I fell back, the nurse grabbed me.'

The Michelin starred chef said he had opted for a relaxing soundtrack to create a chilled atmosphere in the delivery room - which had the adverse effect. 

Bundle of joy: The fiery tempered chef said he 'dropped to the floor and blacked out' as he and wife Tana welcomed Oscar to the world six months ago

Bundle of joy: The fiery tempered chef said he 'dropped to the floor and blacked out' as he and wife Tana welcomed Oscar to the world six months ago

First time: He said: 'Tana didn't want to see me there for previous births, she said 'I don't want you to see me in this state so get out' (above with Rosie Jones)

First time: He said: 'Tana didn't want to see me there for previous births, she said 'I don't want you to see me in this state so get out' (above with Rosie Jones)

Big day: He said: 'This time around, I was there and I absolutely cr*pped my pants. I fainted. I literally dropped on the floor'

Big day: He said: 'This time around, I was there and I absolutely cr*pped my pants. I fainted. I literally dropped on the floor'

He said: 'Ed Sheeran was playing, I put Ed on to calm everybody. I put Ed on then I blacked out, I fainted like an idiot. 

'Have you ever been in the [operating] theatre where there is so much commotion, so much going on? And then bang. I've never fainted in my life, by the way, that was the first time.'

On being present for the birth for the first time, he added: 'It's scary, it's full on also they are experts [the doctors] and I'm a control freak so I was like 'Get me the hell out of here, please.''    

Oscar joins the couple's children Megan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 19, and Matilda, 17.

Gordon gushed about his new baby son, saying: 'He is six months, it's extraordinary, also for the rest of the kids it's just a welcome bundle of joy. And boy, does that take you back!'   

First time: 'Have you ever been in the [operating] theatre where there is so much commotion, so much going on? And then bang. I've never fainted in my life, by the way, that was the first time' (above with Dina Asher-Smith)

First time: 'Have you ever been in the [operating] theatre where there is so much commotion, so much going on? And then bang. I've never fainted in my life, by the way, that was the first time' (above with Dina Asher-Smith)

Devoted dad: On being present for the birth for the first time, he added: 'It's scary, it's full on also they are experts [the doctors] and I'm a control freak so I was like 'Get me the hell out of here, please.'

Devoted dad: On being present for the birth for the first time, he added: 'It's scary, it's full on also they are experts [the doctors] and I'm a control freak so I was like 'Get me the hell out of here, please.'

Gordon and Tana announced the arrival of their fifth child on social media in April with the caption: 'After 3 BAFTAs and one Emmy... finally we have won an Oscar.'

'Please welcome Oscar James Ramsay, who touched down at 12.58 today for some lunch Xxx.'

Tana revealed she was expecting a baby in a celebratory Instagram video posted from the family home in London on New Year's Day.  

Gordon recently warned his son Jack about the dangers of talking to one of his 257k 'fans' on Instagram as they're 'f*****g strangers.'

The star also revealed he had reached out to fellow chef, Jamie Oliver, upon hearing the recent news of Jamie's business being in trouble. 

Family: Gordon gushed about his new baby son, saying: 'He is six months, it's extraordinary, also for the rest of the kids it's just a welcome bundle of joy. And boy, does that take you back!'

Family: Gordon gushed about his new baby son, saying: 'He is six months, it's extraordinary, also for the rest of the kids it's just a welcome bundle of joy. And boy, does that take you back!'

Jamie's chains Fifteen, Jamie's Italian and Barbecoa went into administration in May, with more than 20 restaurants shutting and 1,000 jobs lost as a result.

Talking about the failures, Jamie said he was 'naive' and 'didn't know' how to run a business successfully.  

Gordon said: 'That was devastating, I don't think anyone likes to revel in that kind of failure. 

'Bottom line is, he's a great guy and a great chef and it was sad to see him disappear overnight but we had a drink and it was a tough time, like it is all of us out there… Yeah [I called] straight away.'

On any reports of a former feud between him and Jamie, Gordon said: 'We were on holiday last year together in Cornwall, he came round for a barbeque… Yes [we are friends] absolutely… 

'No one wants to see anyone fail like that because at the heart of it, he is a super talented guy so it's a great shame.'  

Brood: Oscar joins the couple's children Megan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 19, and Matilda, 17

Brood: Oscar joins the couple's children Megan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 19, and Matilda, 17

Gordon Ramsay showcases his VERY ripped physique in a hunky throwback snap

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