Gino D’Acampo has announced that he has quit Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip.
The 46-year-old celebrity chef shared the news with his fans last night (19 March), saying that he would be bowing out of the show after the third series due to issues with his contract.
Take a listen to the announcement here:
The star stressed that he’s still pals with his co-stars Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix but said he felt he had no option but to quit due to numerous reasons including the filming schedule.
In the clip, Gino told his followers: “Last week I decided not to film any more Gordon, Gino and Fred Road Trips. The reason is very simple - nothing to do with Gordon or Fred, the friendship is very strong.
"It’s just because we can’t get the dates together and sometimes when we do get the dates together sometimes they get changed and it causes a lot of problems for me because I have other stuff that I have to do.
"Personal problems as well because when I have to change things with my family it is very complicated and also because contracts.
"Because contracts start to become very complicated and very stressful, I personally value the friendship with Gordon and Fred so much that I would rather the friendship than arguments with the contract.
"So I have decided not to do it anymore because I want to be friends with the boys for many, many years ahead."
The popular show first aired in 2018 and has seen the trio jetting off to several locations including the US, Greece, Italy and France.
Alongside the regular series of the show, there’s been three Christmas specials.
Gino has previously gushed about how much he enjoys filming the series, speaking back in 2021 ahead of the release of their Greek series, he said: "The last trip with Gordon and Fred was very, very cold so it was brilliant to be back in the sunshine and enjoying the beautiful islands together.
"I loved being able to captain the boat and making the guys say 'YES CAP!' to me.
"We had lots of fun but we also had some lovely, special moments together too."
While Gino has ruled himself out of any more appearances in the future, the third series is already in the bag and will air later this year.
An ITV spokesperson said: "A brand new series of Gordon, Gino & Fred's Road Trip in Spain will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX later this year."