Gino D'Acampo claims fussy eaters are created by 'moron parenting'

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Gino D'Acampo is the new host of 'Family Fortunes'. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Gino D'Acampo is the new host of 'Family Fortunes'. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Gino D'Acampo has claimed there is "no such thing" as a fussy child when it comes to food but that "moron parenting" is to blame.

The TV chef, who is a father to two sons and one daughter, opened up on being a parent in an interview on Netmums Sweat, Snot & Tears podcast.

He explained while some parents might not want to put up a fight, it wouldn't faze him to challenge his offspring.

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The 45-year-old asserted: "There is no such thing as a fussy child. But there is a thing of moron parenting.

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"It's the parents that can't be bothered to fight. They can't be bothered to have the argument at the table. They can't be bothered to see the children go to bed without having any food. I can."

Providing an example, the father-of-three said if his daughter Mia did not eat some ravioli he had prepared for dinner, he would send her to bed without food and the same ravioli would be presented to her at breakfast time.

"You only have to do it once," he explained. "Of course they will eat it because they don't want to have the same ravioli at dinner time when they come back."

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Earlier in the interview, D'Acampo explained he was a "strict dad" who "runs a house with rules" thanks to his time spent managing restaurants.

The This Morning star has been married to wife Jessica since 2002.

D'Acampo has starred in a series of road trip programmes for ITV alongside Fred Sirieix and Gordon Ramsay, but has recently hinted Ramsay may be too busy for more shows.

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