Gino D’Acampo is to join multi award-winning Celebrity Juice as team captain to replace Holly Willoughby as she takes maternity leave for her third baby.
Holly filmed the first show of the series last week, and Gino takes her place from this week.
Cooking sensation Gino, will aim to come out on top against rival team captain Fearne, aided by a host of different celebrities each week, in the mightiest and most ludicrous of comedy panel shows. The two teams will battle it out in a series of chaotic challenges to prove who knows the most about the week’s celebrity news. As ever, boisterous host Keith Lemon will preside over activities.
Keith Lemon commented: “Looking forward to having me old pal from Sheffield cover for Holly whilst she’s sprouting. I don’t know how he’s gonna keep up that fake Italian accent for a whole series but it’s gonna be fantastico! As Gino says, or when he’s out of character ‘reet good’!”
Gino D’Acampo added: “I actually can’t believe it’s true…it’s going to be the gig of my year! A show where I can express myself, not through food, but through my sex positions. Which I will be very happy to demonstrate with Fearne.”
Fearne Cotton said: “I’ll certainly miss Holly and am slightly worried about Gino’s very naughty side, but it’s going to be a lot of fun! “