Gordon Ramsay's wife Tana reportedly urged him to pull out of presenting ITV's The Nightly Show.
The celebrity chef is this week following David Walliams, John Bishop, Davina McCall and Dermot O'Leary as a guest host on the new late-night chat format.
The show has been suffering from bad reviews, a mixed reaction from viewers and middling ratings.
So it's unsurprising that Tana prompted Gordon to reconsider boarding what some see as a sinking ship.
Speaking to the Daily Mail's Event magazine, Gordon revealed: "First thing Tana said to me: 'Are you going to pull out?'
"Am I f*** going to pull out. No. I wouldn’t do that. If I commit to something, I do it. I just need to have a bit of fun with it."
Last night's episode saw Gordon appear to have a horrific accident with a blender, only for it to be revealed as a prank.
But there was further embarrassment for the show when a technical glitch saw it go off air for three minutes.
Had he followed Tana's suggestion, Gordon may not have been the first Nightly Show host to get cold feet.
Mel & Sue were widely expected to take part, until reports claimed that they had backed out over the poor reception.
However, a rep for the show insisted the former Bake Off duo only said no due to scheduling conflicts.
Gordon's involvement in The Nightly Show came as part of a deal that will see his firm Studio Ramsay make two brand new shows for ITV.
He will appear on Culinary Genius, a new daytime cookery competition. It will run for four weeks, with contestants competing in various challenges for a cash prize.
The Kitchen Nightmares star is also due to front a currently untitled documentary series.