Gino D’Acampo returns to controversial ITV show

Gino D’Acampo will return to Emissions Impossible credit:Bang Showbiz
Gino D’Acampo will return to Emissions Impossible credit:Bang Showbiz

Gino D’Acampo will return to ‘Emissions Impossible’.

Filming on the ITV programme - which was hosted by the 47-year-old TV star and Fred Sirieix, 52 - was forced to come to a stop in October 2023 after Gino came down with a fever and suffered a horror toboggan crash in Vienna, Austria that left him bed-ridden.

Now, the celebrity chef is reportedly due to return to the show in May.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “It’s quite unusual for a show to be shelved quite so spectacularly, only to be brought back months later.

“Usually they end up getting written off completely. But ITV clearly felt like this was worth going the extra mile for. Emissions Impossible was all about being greener when travelling.

“Ironically, by the time they’ve finished filming, all the presenters, producers and crew will have flown from Britain into Europe — and back again — twice.”

The ‘Family Fortunes’ presenter was left “frustrated” following the crash and dubbed it “the worst shoot of [his and Fred's] life.”

He told The Sun: “I am shocked I have not had a phone call from ITV to see how I am and I cannot wait to talk to them about all of this.

“After 22 years of working with them, I am in an accident and I get ill, and yet I don’t get a phone call; I smell a fish. I think ITV have no idea what happened.”

According to a separate TV insider, both hosts had flagged safety concerns ahead of filming, with Gino being left “livid” after suffering from a fever due to working “14-hour long says in freezing conditions”.

A source told the MailOnline: “Contrary to reports the shoot for Emission Impossible, which was produced for ITV by an independent production company, was postponed owing to illness.

“We have robust and comprehensive policies which we implement contractually with our suppliers and partners.

“The independent production companies who make shows for us have primary responsibility for the duty of care of everyone they work with, both on and off screen.

“This includes establishing appropriate health and safety arrangements. We are speaking with Betty TV, the production company who make Emission Impossible to clarify their position.”