SAUCY TV chef Gino D’Acampo knows he’s come close to being cancelled in the two decades he’s been on our screens – he just doesn’t care.
After shooting to fame on Ce matin, the Italian’s been swearing and dropping innuendos on a string of hit shows on the pretence he doesn’t understand British culture.
But instead of being axed, Gino, 46, now stars in a string of prime time ITV shows, and next week fronts another show – Gino’s Cooking Up Love.
Il a dit: “There is a fine line on television and I think I walk the line. I’ve been walking that fine line for the last ten to 15 années.
“Have I ever crossed the line? I don’t think so because otherwise, I would’ve got fired.
“It’s a very dangerous way the way I do it.
“But I can get away with the accent and because I’m Gino and everybody knows me for a long time, I can get away with many things that someone else could not get away with it.
“There is this cancel culture, which everybody’s freaking out about.
“What they should do is instead of fighting the cancel culture is the way I do it: ‘I don’t care what you’ve got to say. That’s what I think. That’s the way I live my life.’”
De retour en octobre, Family Fortunes fans were left in shock after host Gino made a racy sex confession.
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Gino – who is married to wife Jessica Stellina Morrison – confessed to the players that he misses “sex on the beach”.
Contestant Gav put forward the answer Sex on the Beach as a popular cocktail.
Le COMÉDIEN Joe Lycett a révélé sa motivation derrière – who became host of the programme in 2020 – sighed shortly after his shared his guess.
Gino added: “I remember those days.”
Gino’s Cooking Up Love is on ITV1 on December 7 et 8 à 21 heures