Family Fortunes is returning to TV with Gino D’Acampo confirmed as new host
1 July 2020, 15:21
Iconic gameshow Family Fortunes is returning to TV with a brand new host.
Chef Gino D’Acampo will present the latest version of the show, with the famous catchphrase, “our survey says”.
Gino said: “I am delighted that ITV asked me to be the host that is bringing back Family Fortunes to the British public, following in the footsteps of some legendary presenters.
“It’s a much beloved show in the USA, and around the world, and I cannot wait to get going and add more laughs to this format.”
Gino will lead contestants through a series of rounds as two families go head to head in the ITV gameshow.
A statement released by the show read: “Remembered for some of the most unexpected and hilarious quiz show answers, you can be sure there will be a few responses that will leave viewers jaws on the floor or in stitches on their sofas as the families try to guess the most popular replies to survey-based questions posed to 100 people.
“The new Family Fortunes will keep the classic features of the original we all know and love with the families playing for the chance to win single, double and of course, ‘big money’ through the game play as well as the added bonus of winning additional prizes along the way.”
The series will also see two celebrity specials with some familiar faces and their families hoping to secure big money for their chosen charities.
Previous hosts of the show include Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis and Andy Collins. Vernon Kay hosted All Star Family Fortunes.
Thames, part of Fremantle, is bringing back the show with 10 hour-long episodes that will air in a prime-time weekly slot.
Family Fortunes is one of the world’s most successful global formats airing in over 67 territories worldwide over the past 44 years. The US series, Family Feud, is currently the country’s number one syndicated show.
Managing director of Thames, Amelia Brown, said: “Family Fortunes is one of the most iconic and funniest gameshows around, and I’m thrilled we get to bring it back on ITV.
“Gino will be an incredible and brilliantly unpredictable host and we’re delighted he’s taking the reins. What better time is there to bring back this family-based extravaganza!”
ITV's head of entertainment commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe, added: “Family Fortunes is one of ITV's best-known gameshows and we can't wait to see Gino host it. He's perfect to put a smile on the faces of a brand-new audience.”