FANS of chef Gino D’Acampo’s new show Cooking Up Love have been left with the same complaint.
Set in Sardinia, Gino’s show will help singletons find romance through food.
The show kicks off with three of Gino’s students, and slowly increases to nine, and they will be paired with each other to see if sparks fly.
The show got under way and the contestants got paired up, with Gino telling the potential partners what they’d be rustling up in the kitchen.
But some viewers found themselves turning off at the first ad break.
Taking to social media to share their thoughts on the new dating-cum-cooking show, one person wrote: “Can’t watch anymore – cringe tv – sorry.”
Another said: “20 minutes in, it’s a no for me.”
A third penned: “I lasted to the first ad break. Not even Gino can save this. Cooking Up Love Island more like.”
A handful of viewers weren’t impressed with the show’s similarity to ITV dating show Love Island.
Someone said: “I cannot believe Gino is plumbing to these depths. It’s like Love Island.”
Another added: “Only been on 4 minutes. Basically love island does some cooking vibes.”
Gino D’Acampo believes that food is the key to finding love, his great-grandparents, grandparents, his parents, and he himself found true love through a shared love of food.
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On the show, he opens the doors to his very own cookery school, where the students will meet and cook alongside each other in the hope of igniting passion in the kitchen.
As well as hopefully ‘cooking up love’, the students will also get the chance to venture out together on day excursions and visiting some locations across the island.
Gino’s Cooking Up Love is a two-part series that is on ITV.
You will also be able to watch this mini-series on ITVX.