"His comments relating to Tracy Grimshaw, who had interviewed Gordon the previous evening, were off the cuff and in response to heckling from the audience," News.com.au quoted him as telling Sky News in London.
"His intention was to make a joke and indeed he did raise a big laugh at the time. However, with hindsight he realises that his comments were inappropriate and offensive to Tracy Grimshaw. And he has unreservedly apologised both to her and anybody else who may who may have been upset," the spokesman said.
Ramsay had earlier branded Grimshaw 'sad' and 'bitter' for defending herself after she used her A Current Affair program on June 8 to take him to task over his weekend rant. He denied calling the Channel 9 veteran a lesbian while appearing at Melbourne's Good Food and Wine Show during which he also allegedly compared her to a pig, using an offensive photo as a prop.
Ramsay said he was 'deeply mortified' that his intended joke had been blown out of proportion. On June 8, Grimshaw had called Ramsay a bully and an 'arrogant narcissist', adding he had made 'uninformed insinuations' at the food show about her sexuality, and she told her viewers she was not gay.