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Gino D’Acampo dons a MANKINI as he joins Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix in the sauna in Lapland

Gino D’Acampo donned a mankini as he joined Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix in a Lapland sauna for new show Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa.

The Italian chef, 44, surprised fellow culinary guru Gordon, 54, and First Dates star Fred, 48, as he stripped to the tiny patterned mankini and a Santa hat before the group headed in for a spot of pampering.

Gordon and Fred were seen reeling in shock and laughter as Gino showed off his toned body and tattoo in the hilarious scene.

Borat inspired: Gino D’Acampo donned a mankini as he joined Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix in a Lapland sauna for new show Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa

Famously foul-mouthed chef Gordon and Fred were also seen showing off their hunky frames as they braved the sub-zero temperatures in Finland.    

Last year’s Christmas special saw the trio head to the deserts of Morocco, with Gordon determined to celebrate the festive season properly this time.

While Gino wants to hand-deliver a letter from his daughter Mia to Father Christmas, Gordon wants to sample reindeer meat and Fred is on a mission to see the Northern Lights. 

The trio are also seen riding a husky-driven sled, with Gordon acting as the driver, as Gino exclaims: ‘Gordon do you seriously know how to get to Santa?’

Oh! The Italian chef, 44, surprised fellow culinary guru Gordon, 54, and First Dates star Fred, 48, as he stripped to the tiny patterned mankini and a Santa hat before the group headed in for a spot of pampering

Oh! The Italian chef, 44, surprised fellow culinary guru Gordon, 54, and First Dates star Fred, 48, as he stripped to the tiny patterned mankini and a Santa hat before the group headed in for a spot of pampering

He responds: ‘No the dogs know where they’re going.’

Gino retorts: ‘Are you sure this is a good idea’ as Gordon says: ‘Remember Morocco last year, what you did to me at Christmas? This is a proper Christmas, we’re in Lapland, Embrace it.’

A fuming Gion says: ‘Whatever we do I promised my daughter I would personally deliver a letter to Santa.’

As Gordon dangerously veers around a corner, Gino says: ‘Why couldn’t we get a sled with a proper driver?’

No idea what's coming: Gordon and Fred were seen reeling in shock and laughter as Gino prepared to strip off

No idea what’s coming: Gordon and Fred were seen reeling in shock and laughter as Gino prepared to strip off

Is that the Grinch? Feisty Gordon looked worlds away from his steely chef persona in a Santa hat and dressing gown

Is that the Grinch? Feisty Gordon looked worlds away from his steely chef persona in a Santa hat and dressing gown

Lol: Gordon was left cackling as Gino showed off his mankini as Fred laughed out loud

Lol: Gordon was left cackling as Gino showed off his mankini as Fred laughed out loud

Back in May, the trio’s planned stint around Asia for Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip has been postponed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The TV chefs and maître d’ were planning to head to Nepal and spend three weeks gallivanting across Asia for their hit ITV series – but the deadly virus – which originated in Wuhan in China – has put a stop to production. 

With travel grounded and most TV shows being thrown into logistical chaos, the trio are reportedly having to shelve their plans for what was set to be their ‘most adventurous trip to date’ for the time being.  

Festive feeling: The show will see the trio explore the sights and cuisine of Lapland

Festive feeling: The show will see the trio explore the sights and cuisine of Lapland

Feeling frosty? Gordon is excited about a 'proper Christmas' after last year's trip to Morocco for the show

Feeling frosty? Gordon is excited about a ‘proper Christmas’ after last year’s trip to Morocco for the show

Elf: Gino meanwhile wants to hand-deliver a letter from his daughter to Santa

Elf: Gino meanwhile wants to hand-deliver a letter from his daughter to Santa 

According to a source, filming in Asia will be unlikely to go ahead until next year.

An insider told The Sun: ‘Gordon, Gino and Fred’s latest road trip was going to see them heading to Nepal. The plan was for them to travel around and film in as many Asian countries as they could fit in over a three-week period.  

‘It was going to be their most adventurous trip to date — in terms of the countries they visited as well as the food they would have experienced and the culture.

‘But now it seems Asia is going to be firmly off the cards for some time and it’s unlikely any filming will be able to take place until well into 2021.  

Freezing: The group looked slightly chilly as they prepared for a festive trip to the sauna

Freezing: The group looked slightly chilly as they prepared for a festive trip to the sauna

Chilly; Fred has his heart set on seeing the Northern Lights during the trio

Chilly; Fred has his heart set on seeing the Northern Lights during the trio

Holidays are coming: The group travel around Finland in a very festive camper van

Holidays are coming: The group travel around Finland in a very festive camper van

‘Obviously, it’s gutting for them all as they love working together, and going away on their work trips has become a highlight for Gordon, Gino and Fred.

‘They want to make sure the next series is just as outrageous, however, so even though their next adventure may be closer to home, they want it to be the best yet.’ 

The popular show has been packed with drama and hilarious anecdotes – as well as the odd near-death experience.

The clan also got saucy in the most recent instalment, with Gordon revealing Gino and Fred stripped off and jumped in his pool at this Los Angeles home (and then jumping on the chef’s 73-year-old mother).

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa will air on ITV on December 16 at 9pm. 

Cold front: Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa will air on ITV on December 16 at 9pm

Cold front: Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa will air on ITV on December 16 at 9pm


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