Gino D'Acampo reveals he splashed over £1million on a military boat he's never used

GINO D'Acampo revealed he's splashed out on a high-tech military boat worth over a £1million – and he's never even used it.

The celebrity chef and TV star has made a fortune through his cheeky personality and culinary skills.

He enjoys the finer things in life and has a fleet of supercars and boys toys.

Revealing his most expensive purchase in a chat with the Mirror, he said: "A high-tech military boat, made to my specification, which cost more than £1 million. I probably won’t use it because it’s an investment.

"Eventually, I’ll find another idiot who will buy it from me for even more money."

The food-loving Italian's motor collection is barely used either, as he favours being chauffeured around so he can booze.

He said: "I own a couple of Ferraris, like many Italians, as well as a Porsche, a big Jeep and a Harley-Davidson. I rarely drive because I enjoy a drink."

Earlier this month we revealed Gino had pulled in a tasty £2million a year from his telly work.

The This Morning star has been able to keep it in the family by setting up son Luciano in a new firm that is dedicated to “management consultancy”, according to documents sent to Companies House.

Gino's monster earnings have also allowed him to sink £821,494 into bricks and mortar in his new property investment firm.

The canny chef – who is also the host of Family Fortunes – has just set up an investment company to rent and buy and sell real estate.

And accounts for his parent firm Gino D’Acampo Holdings reveals that he has total of £1.65m in investments of all kinds – including £821,494 in property.

The firm also holds £1million in cash.

He also runs Gino D’Acampo Ltd that banks cash from his TV appearances and that firm also has £1.045m in readies in its coffers.

Books filed to Companies House this week also reveal that he paid £360,000 in Corporation Tax for the 12 months to the end of April this year – meaning his earnings were around £2m in that period.

He handed over £226,000 to the tax man in the previous 12 months.

Cash from his restaurant and food enterprises are paid into a separate company structure.

The chef turned popular telly star owns five upmarket destinations in the UK and plans to add to his stable across the globe.

The star also co-owns Bontà Italia Ltd, a supplier of Italian produce.

Gino was crowned King of the Jungle in the ninth series of I'm a Celebrity in 2009.

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