Gino D’Acampo lands new solo show after quitting ITV’s Gordan, Gino and Fred: A Road Trip
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TV chef Gino D’Acampo has landed a new show on ITV after quitting Gordon, Gino and Fred: A Road Trip. The 46-year-old is set to uncover Italy’s Southern secrets in his new travel series Gino’s Italy: Secrets Of The South.
It comes after Gino quit Gordon, Gino and Fred: A Road Trip last month, admitting at the time he finds it impossible to continue following a contract row.
He said: “It’s just because we can get dates together, and when we do get dates together, sometimes they get changed and then it causes a lot of problems for me because I’ve got other stuff that I have to do.”
“And also because of contracts. You know, when contracts start to get very complicated, then it becomes very stressful. I personally value the friendship with Gordon and Fred so much that I rather the friendship than getting into arguments with the contracts.”
On his new series, the Family Fortunes host said: “Italians are proud of our history, but we also keep our secrets, especially when it comes to recipes.
“There is so much more to the country, and these regions, and I can’t wait to uncover some of those hidden gems and bring them to the viewers at home.”
Gino’s Italy: Secrets of The South was commissioned by Factual Entertainment Commissioner Nicola Lloyd and Head of Factual Entertainment Sue Murphy.
Nicola said: “Once again Gino will be serving up more sun, sea, sand and Secrets of the South. The Dolce vita has never tasted so good.”
Helen Cooke, Joint Creative Director of Betty TV added: “We all think we know Italy, but this series will show us that there’s more to the country than even Gino knows!”