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colonial

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"Family Fortunes" returning to UK
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:11:27 PM »
A few weeks after announcing the re-launch of "The Cube," Britain's ITV says it will also bring back "Family Fortunes" (UK Family Feud), with new episodes being recorded later this year.

https://deadline.com/2020/07/itv-confirms-family-fortunes-reboot-1202975147/

The host for the new Family Fortunes is Gino D'Acampo, an Italian-born celebrity chef and TV food personality. Per Wikipedia, he also served two years in prison back in the 90s for breaking into singer Paul Young's home, stealing guitars and a platinum record.


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Mike Tennant

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Re: "Family Fortunes" returning to UK
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 02:24:10 PM »
Per Wikipedia, he also served two years in prison back in the 90s for breaking into singer Paul Young's home, stealing guitars and a platinum record.
Perhaps they could rename it Filched Fortunes.

Jeremy Nelson

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Re: "Family Fortunes" returning to UK
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 11:04:31 PM »
Gino is a morning tv show chef, and from the looks of it, his accent and minimal understanding of British slang and sayings are often played up for laughs- I'm guessing they're hoping Steve's "Fish out of water" success in Africa will translate in England as well.

Brig Bother

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Re: "Family Fortunes" returning to UK
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 06:07:34 AM »
He hosted two series of Win Your Wish List on Channel 5 in the last few years which were quite good fun (amusingly it only really worked on it because he doesn't have to read out the questions) and has been a team captain on anarchic ITV2 panel show Celebrity Juice. He's quite popular as a TV chef.