The Mirror reports that the chef is one contestant BBC bosses are very keen to get on the show. The cheeky Italian has a big fanbase after becoming a star on fellow BBC show Ready, Steady, Cook before he went onto claim the I'm A Celebrity crown.
He has previously been touted as a potential contestant for the show, won last year by EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis. However, producers have been unable to bag their man in previous years. READ MORE: This Morning's Rochelle Humes horrified as ITV colleague is victim of sinister Instagram scam It has been reported that a previous offer to appear on the dancing show was turned down by Gino, 45, as he was "too busy".
Sources say that BBC bosses are seeking contestants who have "sex appeal", "humour" and have appeal to younger audiences. An insider told The Sun: "They view Gino as someone who has universal appeal, who is up for a laugh and more than capable of keeping audiences entertained.
He also has serious star appeal, having been on This Morning for 13 years and winning I’m A Celebrity. "Video: Phillip Schofield explains why Rochelle Humes is standing in for Holly Willoughby this week (Chronicle Live)Eurovision 2022: Norway's bizarre performance baffles viewersEurovision 2022: Viewers convinced Latvia swore during semi-final performanceLorraine Kelly left in disbelief at Eurovision predictionUK Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder tells Steph's Packed Lunch there is 'no room for fear'Gary Lineker makes cutting Formula 1 dig during Sports PersonalityVernon Kay hosts Loose Men on ITVSam Ryder confirmed as the UK's Eurovision entryBright fireball streaks across night sky near St AlbansHe won I’m A Celebrity back in 2009, clearly a popular choice among viewers.Read more on msn.com