Gordon Ramsay in Gino D’Acampo snub as he addresses ‘rivalry’ over his new BBC game show

Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance: BBC preview new game show

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Gordon Ramsay, 54, has aimed a dig at fellow chef Gino D’Acampo, 44, over his stint hosting ITV game show Family Fortunes. The star, who works with the This Morning presenter on Gordon, Gino & Fred’s Road Trip alongside Fred Sirieix, spoke out ahead of launching his own brand new BBC game show, Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance. 

Gordon swiped at Gino after being quizzed on whether a rivalry will develop between them due to their programmes airing on competing channels.

Gino began hosting the new revival series of Family Fortunes last year, 18 years after the last series aired. 

During a chat with Express.co.uk and other publications, Gordon quipped that Gino only landed the hosting job on Family Fortunes because former presenter Vernon Kay was competing in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year.

The restaurateur joked: “Listen, Vernon Kay f**ked off in the jungle for a few weeks so he wasn’t available to host it, so they asked Gino to stand in.

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“So he got his platforms and his shoes and he stood in.

“God bless him, he’s actually doing quite a decent job, isn’t he?” 

Although Gordon admitted Gino has done well fronting the iconic show after having “a big pair of shoes to fill”, he pointed out that he hasn’t asked the Italian chef for any tips on taking the reins of a game show. 

Gordon continued: “But it’s weak to copy. 


“This is a brand new show with new stuff that hasn’t been done before.

“I think he’s done a decent job and had a big pair of shoes to fill when you look at the level of talent that was there before him.

“So yeah, he’s doing a very good job.”

“I just can’t f**king understand a word he says!” Gordon quipped.

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The Hell’s Kitchen star’s new prime time show sees him guide gamers to answer questions in a bid to win the programme’s £100,000 jackpot.

The contestants also face an additional challenge, as they have to balance a series of “gold bars” on a wobbling platform.

The show is set to begin on February 24 and will run for three nights over three consecutive weeks.

Speaking out on the tense nature of Bank Balance affected him, host Gordon said: When you start seeing the jeopardy and how far those contestants come back when this thing [the platform] is literally touching the ground.

“When they get to that 12th question, I swear to God, that’s when everything on your body starts twitching.

“And I’ve got big feet, I’ve got size 15 f**king feet, so I had to wear these incredible nice shoes because it’s the BBC and I had beautiful f**king leather.

“I can’t wear shoes for 12 hours a day, but I was so scared of tipping or hitting the front of that f**king structure and these blocks coming down.

“So I had to move with grace I was like a b****y swan gliding across the lake up there, because when you see that 12th question, it’s b****y exciting.”

Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance airs on February 24 at 9pm on BBC One.

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