Gino D’Acampo is hit with complaints over his behaviour as ITV staff claim the celebrity chef made them feel ‘uncomfortable’
- Follows decision to quit ‘Road Trip’ with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix
- Star said he left because he did not want to argue with friends over contracts
Television star Gino D’Acampo is at the centre of complaints from staff left feeling ‘uncomfortable’ by his behaviour towards them.
The Mail on Sunday understands that employees working on Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip – the ITV show he fronts with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix – have made their concerns known to producers.
One source said that ‘some people’ who work with him do not like how he operates both on set and at extra-curricular events such as wrap parties.
This follows celebrity chef D’Acampo admitting that he has decided to quit the show, saying he doesn’t want ‘stressful’ contract talks to ruin his friendship with his co-stars.
Gino D’Acampo has become a TV mainstay in Britain since his 2009 I’m a Celeb appearance
Although the complaints are not thought to be a contributing factor to his decision to leave after four series, they have been noted by bosses at Studio Ramsay – the company founded by Gordon Ramsay that makes the programme.
A show insider said: ‘Crews, contributors and television executives see how Gino behaves. It is much discussed around the industry, which isn’t ideal.’
While father-of-three D’Acampo did not respond to an opportunity to comment on the complaints yesterday, a source on set did admit that the accusations could be a ‘generational issue’ and that the 46-year-old thinks of himself as a ‘cheeky Italian chappy’.
They said: ‘Gino has an old-school attitude and often thinks he is being funny when perhaps those who are somewhat younger than him would take a different view.
‘There are times that he has made people feel uncomfortable but there is currently the whole millennial versus older generation thing going on in television at the moment.’
Gino co-presented the Road Trip programme with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix from 2018
Speaking about his decision to leave the show, Mr D’Acampo said last weekend: ‘The reason is simple – nothing to do with Gordon and Fred, the friendship is very strong… It’s just because we can’t get the dates together… When contracts start to get very complicated, then it becomes very stressful.’
The chef hosts Family Fortunes and regularly appears on This Morning.
ITV declined to comment.
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