Family Fortunes 'set to make a comeback with Gino D'Acampo as host'

Family Fortunes ‘set to return to screens with Gino D’Acampo as host’… 18 YEARS after the gameshow went off air

Family Fortunes is reportedly making a comeback to TV, with Gino D’Acampo stepping in as host.

The non-celebrity version of the gameshow was last on air in 2002, with former Coronation Street star Les Dennis as host.

But now it appears that the much-loved show getting a reboot, with the Italian chef, 43, welcoming a brand new batch of contestants later this year. 

Fantastico! Family Fortunes is reportedly making a comeback to TV, with Gino D’Acampo stepping in as host

The classic show saw two families compete against each other as they answered questions posed to the British public. 

It’s now been almost two decades since the show, featuring the general public, was last seen on air. 

An ITV source told The Sun: ‘Family Fortunes is one of TV’s most-loved formats and ITV have been looking at when it might be right to bring it back.

‘After a successful pilot earlier this year, they’re putting it back on primetime where it belongs.’

Old school: The non-celebrity version of the gameshow was last on air in 2002, with former Coronation Street star Les Dennis as host (pictured in 2000)

The source added that Gino, a regular on daytime show This Morning, is near to closing the deal on the job.

The insider continued: ‘Gino is all but signed and they think he will bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and charisma to the show.’  

After the regular series was axed, Vernon Kay, 46, hosted an All Star version, featuring celebrities and their families.

The show ran for 11 series, before eventually being dropped in 2015.

Comeback: The insider continued: ‘Gino is all but signed and they think he will bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and charisma to the show’

Les Dennis, 66, hosted the classic show for 15 years between 1987 and 2002.  

Bob Monkhouse was the first ever host of Family Fortunes, fronting the show between 1980-1983, before Max Bygraves took over for two years between 1983-1985.

After a year off air, Les took the helm. He was succeeded by Andy Collins, who hosted for a short period when the show moved to a daytime slot in 2002, before eventually being axed. 

The US version of the show is called Family Feud, with comedian Steve Harvey as presenter. The Kardashian/West family are fans of the show and appeared on the show in 2018.

Popular run: Les Dennis, 66, hosted the classic show for 15 years between 1987 and 2002

Former host: After the regular series was axed, Vernon Kay, 46, hosted an All Star version, featuring celebrities and their families. The show ran for 11 series, before eventually being dropped in 2015

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