Gino D'Acampo teared up in Italian Family Adventures

Gino’s Italian Family Adventure viewers in tears as star visits late father’s grave

It was a powerful moment

Gino D’Acampo and viewers of Italian Family Adventure were in tears last night (Monday November 22) after the star visited his late father’s grave.

The celebrity chef, 45, got emotional as he recounted to his son stories about his dad, Ciro.

Gino D'Acampo teared up in Italian Family Adventure
Gino got emotional in last night’s episode (Credit: ITV)

What happened with Gino D’Acampo in Italian Family Adventures?

In episode two, Gino took his 16-year-old son Rocco to his hometown of Naples.

Talk of his dad begin when the two visited the Napoli football stadium and he whipped up some yummy-looking meatball subs.

They ate the sandwiches in the same seats he and his dad sat when he was a kid.

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And then he took Rocco to the cemetery to visit his family grave – where his grandfather, grandmother, father and uncle were buried.

He explained to his son that dad Ciro – who died in 2010 – didn’t want a picture on the tomb but was “loved by the people”.

Gino became emotional talking about him, and Rocco asked he thought he would be proud of everything he had achieved.

“Oh yes,” Gino smiled through his tears.

How did viewers react to the special moment with Gino D’Acampo on Italian Family Adventure?

It wasn’t long that viewers expressed their own emotions on Twitter after seeing the moment on Italian Family Adventure.

One said: “#GinosItalianFamilyAdventure Love this programme! Had a tear in my eye when you spoke about your Dad [cry-face emoji].”

Another wrote: “#GinosItalianFamilyAdventure oh Gino, you brought on a few tears.

“My wee dad is also in a cemetery in Italy after living in the UK for over 40 years.

“He absolutely loved it here but wanted to be where his mum, dad & family were. Absolutely loved your show tonight.”

A third viewer even wanted to give Gino a hug.

“Aww Gino I just wanna hug you. I miss my papa too x”

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Gino open up about his late mum (Credit: ITV)

Gino and his last meal with his mum

Earlier in September (2021) Gino broke down while talking about his mother, Alba, who passed away in 2017.

Speak on This Morning, he revealed that she had cooked him a special meal the day before she died.

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“There’s always a moment when someone asks you a question and they asked me what was my most memorable dish,” he said.

His answer? The spaghetti with clams his mum cooked him in 2017.

“And as you’re eating it you think this is incredible so she must have put so much into it. And obviously the next day I found out why it was so great.”

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