Sykes: Gino devours the audience
Published 28/07/2012 | 06:22
Mel Sykes has confessed she finds it hilarious when eccentric chef Gino D'Acampo pounces on the audience during their show Let's Do Lunch With Gino And Mel.
The 41-year-old TV presenter laughed: "I don't know a woman that doesn't love him, including me. He'd go into the audience and literally snog people. I had a friend in the audience last year and he literally had her - she was beetroot! I thought it was hilarious.
"But yeah, he's a terrible flirt. But we all love him for it."
Mel also admitted she loves the thrill that anything can happen with the ITV1 daytime show being live.
She said: "To be honest, the biggest thrill is that it's live and therefore whenever something goes slightly squiffy you have to roll with it, and I enjoy that.
"I love that even though we have a format and food to prepare, it has a very relaxed essence to it and that's because I'm relaxed and Gino's relaxed. And I love finding out about the guests in ways that you don't normally get on a chat show; because it's all about food and their food related history, it brings up stories from their childhood which they don't talk about normally. It's special on lots of levels."