Lunch with Gino & Mel with GINO D’ACAMPO and MELANIE SYKES coming to ITV1

Real food, real people & lots of fun!

GINO D’ACAMPO and MELANIE SYKES and are set to serve up a lunch time menu of food, fun and entertainment in a new commission for ITV1 Daytime.

Transmitting daily throughout the month of August, Lunch with Gino & Mel will see the duo present a fast-paced, live lunch hour centred around having fun with food.

In front of a live studio audience, each day Gino & Mel will welcome two celebrities to their kitchen. Gino will cook up a significant dish of their choice; maybe a pudding they ate whilst their partner proposed or a meal that reminds them of their mum. While Gino does the cooking, Mel and the celebrity will help him whilst chatting about their lives, loves & latest projects.

The studio audience have a huge role to play in the lunch hour festivities – which could be anything from being picked to cook alongside Gino to revealing embarrassing cookery stories from their past. Plus Gino will solve culinary dilemmas from “how do I make my Yorkshire puddings rise?” to “why is my mash always lumpy?”

Lunch with Gino & Mel promises to make your lunch hour the perfect place to kick back and be entertained.

Mel said: “It’s fabulous to be back on ITV with a lunchtime show again – I know Gino and I are going to have an absolute blast – bring on the summer!”

Gino said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Mel and we’re going to make sure that everybody – the guests, the studio audience and the viewers – has an amazing time. It’s going to be fantastico!”

ITV Commissioning Editor, Daytime and Factual, Katy Thorogood said: “We’re delighted to have Gino and Mel in the ITV Daytime schedule cooking up a storm very day. Its going to be fun – kick off your shoes and enjoy.”

Executive Producer at ITV Studios Sharon Powers said: “I am very excited about working with Gino & Mel – I think they’re both fantastic and am confident they’ll bring lots of experience, personality and energy to the ITV daytime schedule.”