Gino D’Acampo lands new job after show exit and closing debt-ridden restaurants

Gino D’Acampo has landed a new job following a series of career setbacks over the past six months.

It was recently reported that the TV chef, 46, was forced to close several of is Italian restaurants after the business chain went bust with more than £5million of debt.

It is thought liquidators are pushing his company to locate allegedly missing finance books as well as addressing the conduct of its major stakeholders.

READ MORE: Phillip Schofield savagely mocked at Glastonbury as his former co-host Holly parties

Meanwhile, in March the professional cook shocked viewers after he sensationally quit ITV’s Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip due to a row over “complicated” contracts.

But it appears as though things are on the rise for the dad-of-three after he landed a new job which he starts later this month.

The Italian chef is set to entertain and educate visitors at the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival in July where he will host several live cooking demonstrations for fans to watch.

He will share is extensive knowledge at the festival while cooking up a storm for attendees which is set to take place between July 21-23 at Funkirk Farm in the heart of Skipton.

But he isn’t the only TV chef making an appearance at the scrumptious festival, with the line up also including the Hairy Bikers and James Martin.

Later on in the evening, festival goers will be treated to DJ sets from the likes of Gok Wan and Pat Sharp as well as a variety of tribute acts to provide musical entertainment.

It comes as a £15,000 investigation was launched into why RG (Old) WWR – formerly Gino D’Acampo Worldwide – ended up owing millions of pounds after it was declared solvent last year.

Investigators are set to ask why a creditor for Gino D’Acampo Ltd is owed almost £5.4million from the company.

The This Morning cook – who earns upwards of £2million annually from his television work – and his wife Jessica had their company declared solvent last April with signatures from two directors to confirm it had no creditors.

Liquidators are also enquiring why the debt was not included in the original paperwork, the previous sale of the business, the whereabouts of missing company books and records, the conduct of major stakeholders and any other relevant issues.

For more of the latest showbiz and TV news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.

The major stakeholders are made up of Gino, who owns ten per cent, and IRG, who own 85 per cent stake in the company. The other five per cent of the company belongs to Mr Vernon Lord.

The report states that the company's statement of affairs indicated one creditor whose debts totalled £5,3888,075.22. They said they had received a claim totalling £4,536,175.33 to date.

According to the report on Companies House, the liquidators estimate the probe will cost a total of £275,276. This is made up of administration costs, the realisation of assets, creditors and the £149,459 investigation itself.

Source: Read Full Article