A restaurant chain run by celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo has reportedly come into liquidation after owing £5 million.
Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar chain has allegedly lost a large amount of money since opening in 2013 and has now fallen into liquidation after borrowing millions and having to lay off staff.
My Pasta Bar chain had London eateries in Fleet Street, Leadenhall Market and Bishopsgate, but two of the branches did not reopen after the pandemic.
Gino’s My Restaurant chain is not thought to be affected by the liquidation.
Ok! has contacted a representative for Gino for comment.
According to a report published byThe Sun, paperwork filed with Companies House state that the chef has called in the liquidators.
The chain reportedly owes £4,939,332 to 49 creditors, £113,975 to HMRC and £37,887 in staff wages.
Accounts for Gino’s parent company reveal it has £1.65million in investments, including £821,494 in property.
In an exclusive interview with OK!, the formerI'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!winner previously spoke about his love for expensive cars and said he employs a driver.
The 45 year old said: "I drive… I own a couple of Ferraris, like many Italians, as well as a Porsche, big jeep and Harley Davidson.
"I rarely drive, however, because I enjoy a drink. I employ a driver instead," he continued.
The chef also said that the most expensive thing he's ever splashed out on is "a high-tech military boat, made to my specification, which cost than a £1m".
Gino recently surprised his wife Jessica Stellina Morrison with a vow renewal during their 20th anniversary trip away to the gorgeous island of Puglia, Italy.
Mum-of-three Jessica, who shares children Luciano, 19, Rocco, 16, and eight year old Mia with her celebrity chef husband, was so overwhelmed by Gino's romantic surprise she started crying straight away.
Before the scenes unfolded, Gino had posted a number of teases over his special anniversary on his social media.
Keeping his surprise vow renewal under wraps, in one snap he told his fans: "Tonight I take my wife to Puglia to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary…
"I don’t think there is anything more romantic than eating mozzarella balls together, don’t you think?" he added.
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