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Family Fortunes is coming back to ITV with Gino D'Acampo as host

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A new version of Family Fortunes is on its way with a brand new host.

The hit game show made its debut in 1980 hosted by Bob Monkhouse and last aired as a celebrity series in 2015, hosted by Vernon Kay.

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Now the 'regular version' of the format is set for a revival with Gino D'Acampo at the helm.

A brand new ten-episode series of the much-loved gameshow will return in a prime-time weekly slot on ITV.

The series will also see two celebrity specials with some familiar faces and their families hoping to secure big money for their chosen charities.

Gino said: “I am delighted that ITV asked me to be the host that is bringing back Family Fortunes to the British public, following in the footsteps of some legendary presenters.

"It’s a much beloved show in the USA, and around the world, and I cannot wait to get going and add more laughs to this format.”

Amelia Brown, Managing Director of production company Thames added: “Family Fortunes is one of the most iconic and funniest gameshows around, and I’m thrilled we get to bring it back on ITV.

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"Gino will be an incredible and brilliantly unpredictable host and we’re delighted he’s taking the reins. What better time is there to bring back this family-based extravaganza!”

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV's Head of Entertainment Commissioning said "Family Fortunes is one of ITV's best-known gameshows and we can't wait to see Gino host it. He's perfect to put a smile on the faces of a brand-new audience."

The news follows a whole series of game show revivals on ITV.

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow sees some of the nation's favourites "supersized and reinvigorated", bringing them up-to-date for 2020.

Lucky contestants can win either big money jackpots or top-of-the-range prizes in one of the five games - two of which Alan has already been involved in.

Top of the list is Play Your Cards Right, formerly fronted by the great Bruce Forsyth.

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Also back is The Price Is Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky and darts favourite Bullseye.

The series currently airs Saturday nights on ITV.