A Gordon Ramsay lookalike says he always gets the best tables in restaurants.

Waiters and chefs fall over themselves to help when Martin Jordan walks in.

The 49-year-old said: “I’ve never pretended to be Gordon when I’m not working and would never do that.

“But quite often when I go out for dinner I have noticed I get treated differently.

“When I walk into fancy restaurants, especially in London, the front of house will do a double-take.

“They try to insist on taking my bags for me and offering me drinks and calling me ‘Sir’.”

And he added: “I don’t have to worry about getting a good table, and I’ve noticed chefs popping their heads out so they can have a look.”

The lookalike says the only problem he has is when he's asked to swear like potty-mouthed Gordon

But Martin – who has been a Gordon lookalike since 2007 – said the one problem he has is when he’s asked to swear like the potty-mouthed chef.

He said: “It’s a strange job being asked to say the F-word all day and call people names like ‘idiot sandwich’.

“Of course, it’s part and parcel of being his lookalike and I absolutely love my job.

“I’ve got comfortable with the swearing now and sometimes it can be fun to really get into character.

Martin has been on TV with the chef twice

“But I used to be very shy, so when I first started doing the appearances it felt really strange.”

Martin, from Kent, went on: “I’d be at a posh do and the organisers would be telling me to yell and shout at the waiters and say ‘f***’ and ‘big boy’ a lot.

“Obviously they were all in on it and knew it was pretend, but it certainly felt weird at first.”

The former factory worker has twice been on TV with the real Gordon.

Last year he was even flown to Los Angeles to appear in a skit on Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell show.

Gordon went undercover and watched as the staff fawned all over the fake chef.

After he exposed his identity, the Scots television star looked at doppelganger Martin and said: “I’ll take it from here, now f*** off’.”