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I’m A Celebrity: Gino D’Acampo Is King Rat In Panto

by | 6th, December 2009

gino-ratNO sooner has Gino D’Acampo placed upon his beneath the Jedward pineapple than the I’m A Celebrity King of the Jungle is attacked. D’Acampo has been charged with cruelty-to a rat – the one he killed and cooked in a risotto.

Gino D’Acampo is not only a king of a Blue Peter Garden, but so too a stalwart of BBC’s  shows, in which bags of shopping are turned into meals between Murder She Wrote and the GiggleBiz. Here’s D’Acampo turning a rat into tasty family meal. Think on, mum and the BBC. That Christmas turkey need not break the bank.

D’Acampo has been targeted by RSPCA investigators. D’Acampo, 33, has already been charged by Australian police along with ex-Hollyoaks star Stuart Manning. Both must appear in court on February 3. They face a possible three years in jail.

A show insider tells one and all:

“There were rats used for the Bushtucker Trials and they were as tame as hamsters. They were used to human contact and not afraid like wild ones who would run away. The killing made for dramatic TV. But it’s likely the animal was one of the trial rats.”

As for D’Acampo, well, having been built up in the media, it’s now time for the media to tear him down:

The chef is already a convicted burglar-jailed for two years in 1998 for stealing £4,000-worth of guitars from singer Paul Young’s home.

Long live the King. King Rat. Gino D’Acampo is available for pantomime…

Posted: 6th, December 2009 | In: Celebrities Comments (3) | TrackBack | Permalink