THIS Morning chef Gino D’Acampo raked in a whopping £1.2million during the coronavirus lockdown.
This also includes a role in fronting game show Family Fortunes.
In 2021, adding to his finance boost, Gino also set up his own showbiz talent agency.
He’s launched the MeMs Talent Agency in October and is the outfit’s most high-profile – and so far, only – client.
The entirety of his earnings was paid into his firm Gino D’Acampo Ltd – which retains £446,761 in cash.
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But his accountants also added £1.2m to the value of the firm for ‘goodwill’ – an asset linked to Gino’s status as one of the nation’s most likeable telly stars.
The figures for the 12 months to the end of April 2022 also showed he loaned his Italian food import business Bonta Italia Ltd £130,000.
He paid £260,895 in Corporation Tax – meaning his income was five times that figure.
Despite his cash boost, Gino has his sights set on the future and is looking for stars to add to his roster of client names.
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He tells potential clients: “MeMs is a London based talent management agency, with a team passionate about media, entertainment, creativity, and entrepreneurship ideas.
“With considerable contacts made with publishing companies to major TV channels, we believe we are one step closer to making possibilities into reality with never losing sight of what’s best for our clients in the process.
“MeMs differs to many talent agencies, as its whole ethos is making the experience as easy for the client as possible, whilst they reap the highest reward.
“MeMs is set apart from other talent agencies as we like to concentrate entirely on our clients and partners interests whilst focussing significantly on lucrative opportunities without losing creative visions.
“We are professional but also hugely passionate about our clients and love nothing more than being part of the perfect match making deal. We stay relevant with the ever-changing needs of various media platforms, without losing sight of true talent and creativity.”
His son Luciano and wife Jessica are also directors.
Earlier this year was revealed that his My Pasta Bar had gone into liquidation with debts of £5million.
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The celeb chef’s business has lost hundreds of thousands every year since it started in 2012.
His Gino D’Acampo restaurant chain remains unaffected.