Gino D'Acampo had already become one of the country’s most popular TV chefs through his many appearances on programmes including Ready, Steady, Cook and Saturday Kitchen, when, in 2009, he scored a spectacular success, winning the title King Of The Jungle on ITV's hit series, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Viewers took him to their hearts, voting him the series winner by a huge margin. Gino has gone on to become a firm fixture on our screens, hosting five seasons of Let’s Do Lunch – with Gino and Mel and his own primetime series, Gino’s Italian Escape.
He is also featured regularly on ITV’s flagship programme, This Morning.
Gino is also the author of several best-selling cookbooks - including Fantastico!, Gino’s Pasta, Italian Home Baking, The Italian Diet and his latest, Gino’s Italian Escape, which accompanies the TV series.
He has recently opened his first food establishment, My Pasta Bar, in Central London.