Gino D'Acampo disappointed he can't kiss 'This Morning' co-stars as he returns to studio

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Gino D'Acampo returned to the This Morning studio after a nine-month absence. (ITV)

Gino D’Acampo has confessed he is worried the act of kissing is being lost as the world adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the 45-year-old Italian TV chef returned to the This Morning studio after a nine-month absence, he admitted he was disappointed not to be able to kiss presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield due to social distancing regulations.

D’Acampo revealed: "My grandfather said to me, 'Two things you need to learn in life. Number one is how to kiss a woman. Number two is how to make tiramisu.'"

Willoughby quickly replied: "Well, you're teaching us one of those things today and thank God it's tiramisu!"

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D'Acampo replied: "Do you want to do the kissing? I'm very happy to do it. With both of you by the way. I'm very happy to do it."

Willoughby told him: "Unfortunately the rules won't allow. It's too close... Tiramisu is just fine."

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed Gino D'Acampo back to the 'This Morning' studio after 277 days away. (ITV)
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed Gino D'Acampo back to the This Morning studio after 277 days away. (ITV)

Schofield added: "Got to be two metres still."

D'ACampo remarked: "I think the kissing is something that we're kind of losing. I've tried also to kiss the [mirror]. Have you ever tried to look at your face when you kiss? No? Well how do you know what your face looks like?"

His co-stars joked that he had been spending too much time alone.

Gino D'Acampo has been practising his kissing face in the mirror while away in Italy. (ITV)
Gino D'Acampo has been practising his kissing face in the mirror while away in Italy. (ITV)

D’Acampo – famous for cooking a rat on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2009 – admitted he was feeling emotional about being back on the ITV daytime show after 277 days away.

He said: "It was very emotional this morning, I got home about four o’clock in the morning and I had to get up at 6.30am to be here. I got very emotional all of a sudden thinking about seeing you guys, I haven’t seen you in ages.”

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The married father-of-three revealed he had been away in Italy for the past few months.

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