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Gino D'Acampo lands primetime TV series, book deal

Gino D'Acampo is set to host a new primetime show on ITV.

Gino's Italian Escape will follow the chef as he travels across his childhood home of Southern Italy.

Gino D'Acampo


Gino D'Acampo

Let's Do Lunch with Gino and Mel - show still, June 2012


Gino D'Acampo on 'Let's Do Lunch with Gino and Mel'

The six-part series will combine "lifestyle, travel and cookery" as the This Morning regular reveals some of the country's "best-kept secrets".

Miles Jarvis, executive producer at ITV Studios, said: "Gino is already a familiar face to many viewers, and Gino's Italian Escape offers the audience the chance to join him on a trip home to experience the unique Southern Italian lifestyle that has been so key to his identity."

The channel has also signed a deal with publishers Hodden & Stoughton for D'Acampo to write a cookery book to complement the series.

The 2009 I'm a Celebrity... winner has previously hosted daytime show Let's Do Lunch with Gino and Mel alongside Melanie Sykes.

Gino's Italian Escape will air in September on ITV.
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