Gino D’Acampo opens up family photo album to wish oldest son happy 18th birthday

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GINO D’Acampo has opened up his family album to post cute throwback pics as he wishes his oldest son, Luci, a happy 18th birthday.

The TV chef posted the incredible photos to his Instagram and used a fusion of his native Italian and English to celebrate the milestone birthday.

He wrote: “Buon Compleanno to my big boy ! @lucidacampo. Have a Fantastico birthday 😘 GDx.”

The pics showed Gino having fun with a young Luci by a pool, on a boat with brother Rocco, 15, and getting dressed up to attend many A-list events together.

Luci replied to the gushing post with a simple “thanks dad”.

The bubbly 43-year-old married his wife Jessica in 2002 and they have three children together, Luci, Rocco and Mia, 7.

Gino opened up about what it was like preparing food for three kids and admitted he won’t let them be “fussy eaters”.

He told Woman magazine: “My kids are not allowed to be fussy eaters. The problem with fussy children is their stupid parents. I run a family kitchen and in my house we don’t have options. I never had options, why should they?”

A trained chef and TV host Gino was born in Naples, Italy, but moved to London to work in The Orchard Restaurant in 1995.

It didn’t take long for Gino to catch the attention of telly chiefs and now he rarely leaves our telly screens.

His popularity was obvious after he was crowned King of the Jungle on I’m a Celeb in 2009.

Gino regularly appears on ITV’s This Morning, Celebrity Juice and Too Many Cooks.

Most recently it was announced that Gino would be hosting a revamped version of Family Fortunes.

After being rested for nearly two decades, it will return to ITV later this year with Gino at the helm.

He was chosen as the ideal candidate to fill the shoes of original presenter Bob Monkhouse, and his successors Max Bygraves and Coronation Street actor Les.

The show, which sees two families providing answers to everyday questions surveyed to the British public, ran for more than 20 series before it was taken off TV.

The programme, famous for its ‘Our survey said’ catchphrase, will now return in primetime later this year, filmed in a studio.

 

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