Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has told anyone who objects to his swearing to change channels.

Ramsay, renowned for expletive-laden tirades directed at kitchen underlings, became the subject of a parliamentary inquiry in Australia after a politician objected to his prime-time profanity.

A Senate panel this week rejected calls to ban certain swear words on Australian TV because community attitudes did not seem overwhelmingly opposed to them.

But the senators also made a series of recommendations aimed at helping viewers avoid bad language on TV.

Ramsay, who is currently visiting Australia, told Nine Network TV there is no need to tighten broadcast regulations because of him.

“Turn over (the TV channel); isn’t it easier?” he said in an interview peppered with profanities. “I don’t mean to swear, it’s just the muppets I have to work with sometimes,” he added. “It’s high pressure, high energy and, more importantly, real – that’s how we keep it every day,” he said.

The Senate inquiry focused on the series Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, produced by the celebrity chef in the United States and Britain and screened in Australia by top rated Nine.

The inquiry was initiated by opposition Senator Cory Bernardi who said that “there is no excuse for gratuitous bad language to be broadcast repeatedly” when it could be “beeped out”.

The inquiry heard evidence that the firebrand chef and restaurateur used one of his favourite obscenities 80 times within a single 40-minute episode.