British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a lawsuit over allegations he owes rent for the site of his now-defunct restaurant in Los Angeles.

The famously fiery cook closed The Fat Cow at the city's The Grove shopping centre in March (14), and the landlord who owns the site alleges Ramsay broke his long-term lease agreement.

The landlord has filed a lawsuit demanding $6 million (£3.5 million) from the chef.

The legal battle is the latest blow for the Hell's Kitchen star over The Fat Cow, which closed following a court tussle with a restaurant owner in Florida who claims to own the rights to the name.