Saturday, December 5, 2020

No. 25 - Gino D’Acampo

Gino D’Acampo (born Gennaro D’Acampo)Though his middle name is ‘Sheffield’, television chef Gino D’Acampo was actually born in Torre del Greco in Italy. Twice incarcerated – once for two years for burgling the home of the singer Paul Young and once for killing and cooking a rat whilst on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!D’Acampo holds six Guinness World Records and is a father of three. He owns four pasta bars and of meeting his English wife once commented: “We fell in love in the meat fridge. We didn’t make love in there, but despite the cold, we both realised the strength of our feelings. And they were ‘ot, believe me”.

 

 

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    The Roll Call - WILDCARDS

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    ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’ – Little is known about this Belgravia entertainer – A regular outside Peggy Porschen’s Parlour, 116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QQ ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’ attempts to entertain those queuing for cakes.

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    ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’

    Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman – Port Townsend, Washington State residents Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman live as if they are Victorians. They get a lot of abuse.

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    Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman

    Designer and tastemaker Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976, née Eileen Smith) – A pioneer of both the Art Deco style and the functionalist Modernist movement, bisexual Irish aristocrat Eileen Gray was best known for designing the Bibendum chair and the E-1027 table.

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    Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976, née Eileen Smith)

    Robert Adam – Hampshire based architect and designer Robert Adam (born 1948) followed in the steps of his namesake and has become one of the most important figures in neo-classical style.

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    Robert Adam

    Bob Marshall-Andrews QC – Barrister, former Labour MP and novelist

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    Bob Marshall-Andrews QC

    True wildcard Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett) – Dame Paddy Ridsdale was an intelligence operative, secretary to Ian Fleming and the inspiration for the Bond character Miss Moneypenny.

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    Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett)

    Interior designer and philanthropist Charlot Malin (1969 – 2017) –Oslo born, San Francisco based interior designer and philanthropist Charlot D. Malin worked with George Lucas and Robert Redford. She loathed microwaves.

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    Charlot Malin (1969 – 2017)

    Baba Vanga (баба Ванга, AKA ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, 1911 – 1996) – Blind, illiterate, psychic Macedonian villager and clairvoyant

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    Baba Vanga (баба Ванга, AKA ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, 1911 – 1996)

    Mr Make a Big Issue

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    Mr Make a Big Issue

    Mary Millington (marital name Mary Maxted, born Mary Quilter, 1945 – 1979)

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    Mary Millington (marital name Mary Maxted, born Mary Quilter, 1945 – 1979)

    Turki Bin Abdullah (AKA “The Pint-Sized James Stunt”)

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    Turki Bin Abdullah (AKA “The Pint-Sized James Stunt”)

    Sir Ken Adam OBE (born Klaus Adam, 1921 – 2016)

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    Sir Ken Adam OBE (born Klaus Adam, 1921 – 2016)

    Will and Calum Thompson

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    Will and Calum Thompson (AKA “The Eat Wild Boys”)

    Arthur Woodham

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    Arthur Woodham

    Hannah Wick

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    Hannah Wick

    Daniel Lismore

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    Daniel Lismore

    Irish fugitive and world record holder John Patrick Hannan

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    John Patrick Hannan

    Max Whitlock (nicknamed “Maxi”)

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    Max Whitlock (nicknamed “Maxi”)

    Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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    Kelly Killoren Bensimon

    Lee Miller (Lady Penrose, born Elizabeth Miller, 1907 – 1977)

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    Lee Miller (Lady Penrose, born Elizabeth Miller, 1907 – 1977)

    Parrot man - Ted Richards

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    Ted Richards

    Victoria Pendleton

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    Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)

    Christopher Mason

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    Christopher Mason

    Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956 – 2001)

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    Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956 – 2001)

    Gino D’Acampo (born Gennaro D’Acampo)

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    Gino D’Acampo

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    Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)

    Francesco Macera

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    Francesco Macera

    Nick Loeb

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    Nicholas Loeb

    Reverend Robert Parker (AKA “Squire Parker” and “Britain’s richest vicar”)

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    Reverend Robert Parker

    Gillian Duffy

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    Gillian Duffy

    David Hallberg

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    David Hallberg

    Ruthann Aron

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    Ruthann Aron (AKA “Ruth Aron”, née Ruthann Greenzweig)

    Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners

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    Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners (AKA “The No Manners Girls”)

    Topsy Taylor (born Lesley Taylor)

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    Topsy Taylor (born Lesley Taylor)

    Peter Dinklage

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    Peter Dinklage

    Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olson

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    Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olson

    Nina Campbell

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    Nina Campbell

    Crispin Baynes

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    Crispin Baynes

    Bill Martin

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    Bill Martin MBE (born William Wylie MacPherson)

    Emma Sayle

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    Emma Sayle

    Henry Blofeld

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    Henry Blofeld OBE (AKA “Blowers”, “Tycoon” and “Typhoon”)

    Nancy Cunard

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    Nancy Cunard (1896 – 1965)

    Elliot Bssila

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    Elliot Bssila

    Joudie Kalla

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    Joudie Kalla

    Ross O’Connell Jennings

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    Ross O’Connell Jennings

    Alexa Jago

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    Alexa Jago

    Claire Zambuni

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    Claire Zambuni

    Amanda Eliasch

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    Amanda Eliasch (née Amanda Brown)

    Charlie Anson

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    Charlie Anson

    Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

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    Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

    Jeremy Lloyd

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    Jeremy Lloyd OBE (1930 – 2014)

    Sandra Howard

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    Sandra Howard, Lady Howard (née Sandra Paul)

    Anne Naysmith

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    Anne Naysmith (1937 - 2015, AKA “The Rag Lady of Chiswick”)

    Claudine Longet

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    Claudine Longet

    fantasy cyclist

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    The Fantasy Cyclist

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    Sarah, Duchess of York (AKA “Fergie”, née Sarah Ferguson)

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    Fredrik Eklund

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    Sir Gerald Nabarro (AKA “Old Whiskers” and “The Abominable Showman”, 1913 – 1973)

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    Lord Bell (Tim Bell, Baron Bell of Belgravia)

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    Teresa Gorman

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    Julia Child (1912 – 2004)

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    Keith Floyd (1943 – 2009)

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    Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (1880 – 1963)

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    Dan Bilzerian (AKA "Blitz")

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    Cognac Wellerlane

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    Thai Dang Cao (1953 – 2014)

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    Craig Brazier

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    Alejandro Flores

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    Doris Thompson

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    Gloria Minghella MBE (AKA “the Queen Mum of the Isle of Wight”, 1930 – 2014)

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    Clarissa Dickson Wright (1947 – 2014)

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    Wayne Bryson

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    Mary The Elephant (AKA ‘Murderous Mary’)

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    Fred Dibnah MBE (1938 – 2004)

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    Emeritus Professor Jane Somerville

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    Russell Brand

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    Cindy Crawford

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    Lady Camilla Bloch (born Lady Camilla Bingham)

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    Terry Deary

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    Dame Norma Major DBE

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    Jeannette Etheredge

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    Michael “Chalky” White

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    Nubar Gulbenkian (Armenian: Նուբար Սարգիս Գյուլբենկյան, 1896 – 1972)

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    Huguette Clark (1906 – 2011)

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    Viola Herms Drath (1920 – 2011)

    Ian Towning

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    Ian Towning

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    Ryan Lochte (nicknames 'Reezy' and 'The Lochtenator')

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    Jerry Hall

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    Austin 7 man

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    The Waitrose Clepto

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    Martin the Poet

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    Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926 – 2014)

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    Tim Tebow

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    The Most Hon the Marquess of Bath

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    Judy Joo

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    Toby Flood

    Justin Timberlake

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    Justin Timberlake

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    Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan (1971 – 2007 and 1966 – 2007)

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    Norman Balon

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    Bubble (2012 – 2013)

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    Dr. Vanessa Neumann

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    Martin Miller (1946 - 2013)

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    Lady Docker (Norah Docker, née Norah Turner and also Norah Callingham and Lady Collins, 1905 – 1983)

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    Beverly Cohen

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    Patricia Kluge (née Rose)

    106

    Charmian Brent (better known as Charmian Biggs)

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    David Nalbandian

    108

    April Ashley MBE (born Toni Jamieson)

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    Scott Disick

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    Andrew Embiricos (1985 – 2011)

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    Shireen Ritchie, The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Ritchie (1945 - 2012)

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    Eugene Carokis

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    Anouska Hempel (Lady Weinberg)

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    Joseph "Joey" Barton

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    Neil & Christine Hamilton

    Marisa Masters

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    Marisa Masters (1925 – 2016)

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    Iris Apfel


    5 COMMENTS

    1. I find Gino very warm and with a fun personality. I enjoy his cooking programme immensely on itv and he comes across really well in front of the camera. Big fan.

      • And that is precisely what makes him so attractive spesh to the opposite sex! The Italian accent is also a bonus. All the points you have highlighted are the reason he is so personable. There is too much seriousness around these days with some people. It makes life dull.

    2. Agreed…it can be a British thing though [seriousness], nothing wrong with that either but De Campo’s tongue in cheek style works, he’s got it right and his Agent must love him for it!

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