Family Fortunes is coming back to TV - with Gino D'Acampo presenting

Thursday, 4th June 2020, 5:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th June 2020, 5:10 pm
Gino is set to be welcome a brand new batch of contestants on the reboot of Family Fortunes later this year. (Credit: Getty Images)

ITV’s game show Family Fortunes is set to make a comeback, with chef Gino D'Acampo as the new host.

The much-loved game show was last seen on our screens nearly two decades ago, in 2002, with former Coronation Street star, Les Dennis, at the helm.

The programme surveyed members of the British public prior to filming before giving the same questions to two competing families who would aim to match their answers to that of the public.

When will it air?

The Italian chef, and a regular guest on daytime show This Morning, will be welcoming a brand new batch of contestants on the show later this year.

A spokesperson for ITV said, “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.

“Gino is all but signed and they think he will bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and charisma to the show.”

Who else has presented Family Fortunes?

The original version of the show has seen several hosts since it first arrived on our screens in 1980, starting with Bob Monkhouse who presented the show between 1980 and 1983, prior to Max Bygraves taking over.

Les Dennis then presented the show for 15 years, from 1987 until its end in 2002, before being shortly succeeded by Andy Collins, who hosted for a short period just before the show was taken off the air.

After the regular programme was cancelled in 2002, a new, celebrity revival, featuring celebrities and their families, made an appearance in 2006, and was presented by Vernon Kay.

Kay presented the show for 12 series before it was axed in 2015.