STRICTLY bosses are keen to sign up cheeky chef Gino D’Acampo.
They want a stellar line-up for the 20th series — and the saucy Italian could be the joker of the pack.
Strictly bosses are keen to sign up chef Gino D’Acampo
Gino won I’m A Celebrity in 2009
A TV insider said: “Every year the team behind the show want to get the perfect balance of stars, whether it’s for their sex appeal, humour, or if they are a particular draw for older or younger viewers.
“But they view Gino as someone who has universal appeal, who is up for a laugh and more than capable of keeping audiences entertained.
“He also has serious star appeal, having been on This Morning for 13 years and winning I’m A Celebrity.”
ITV have yet to confirm whether there will be another series of rebooted gameshow Family Fortunes, which Gina now hosts.
The chef, who has also been doing the Road Trip series on ITV with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix, previously revealed he was invited to do Strictly in 2019.
But he said: “That show would require a lot of time and training. Who has got time for that? Not me . . . not at the moment.”
The BBC declined to comment.
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